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The White Helmets were ordered by the British government to fake a chemical attack, as proved by video

Summary of Disinformation

As proven by video, the White Helmets were ordered by the British government to fake a chemical attack in Douma. The segment shows a number of images acquired by Russia-1’s Vesti news programme from a White Helmets film set, with signs of White Helmet involvement in fakery.

Disproof

No evidence given. As shown by Bellingcat, these allegations were recently covered by the Vesti program on Russian state television channel Russia-1, claiming to show photographs of a White Helmets film set in East Ghouta. Actually, the images shown as "a proof of White Helmets faking pictures" are taken by Vesti itself from the Facebook page of the film Revolution Man.

This is not the first time that Russian state TV uses images from productions and claim it is reality euvsdisinfo.eu/computer-game-as-irrefutable-proof/, , euvsdisinfo.eu/oops-we-did-it-again/,

It is also part of an ongoing disinformation campaign in pro-Kremlin outlets against the White Helments euvsdisinfo.eu/smear-campaign-against-civilian-rescuers-in-syria-continues/, and against NGO:s in general euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=NGO&disinfo_issue=&date=,

 

 

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Reported in: Issue 104
Date: 09.04.2018
Language: Russian
Country: UK, Russia, Syria
Keywords: Douma, White Helmets, Chemical weapons/attack, NGO, Syrian War
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vesti @Rossiya 1
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