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Photo: Kim Jong-un smiled while meeting Lavrov

Summary of Disinformation

Photo shows how Kim Jong-un smiled while meeting Lavrov.

Disproof

Independent Russian outlet Meduza, the BBC and other media reported, Russian social media users questioned the authenticity of the image, which was used as documentation of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Pyongyang on 31 May.

Dmitry Kiselev, the host of the programme where the image appeared, denied in a comment to Radio Govorit Moskva that it had been doctored.

Social media users and bloggers could not detect the smile in video footage showing the handshake moment.

See more: euvsdisinfo.eu/smile-youre-on-russian-state-tv/,

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Reported in: Issue 110
Date: 03.06.2018
Language: Russian
Country: North Korea, Russia
Keywords: Kim Jong-un, Sergei Lavrov
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vesti Nedeli s Dmitriem Kiselyovym @Rossiya 1
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