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No Russian trace in the 'yellow vests' protests – concluded by France

Summary of Disinformation

France has actually concluded that there was no Russian trace in the protests.


The investigation, as announced by French authorities, started on December 8 and is ongoing. Social media accounts connected to Russia have been actively amplifying the protests, as reported by  The Times and Bloomberg. No evidence given for the alleged French conclusions.

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Reported in: Issue 130
Date: 18.12.2018
Language: English
Country: Russia, France
Keywords: yellow vests
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik International
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