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Mon Apr 25, 2022, 03:20 AM

Not real news: A look at what didn't happen this week, AP (4 popular untrue stories)

April 22, 2022
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2022/04/22/not-real-news-a-look-at-what-didnt-happen-this-week

1. Posts spread fictional tale of ‘Ukrainian beauty’ who blew up 52 tanks
CLAIM: Photo of woman in a military uniform shows “Ukrainian beauty” who “blew up 52 invading Russian tanks.”

2. Private gift shop, not White House, selling coins honoring Zelenskyy
CLAIM: The Biden administration “dedicated two commemorative coins” to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

3. Fake BBC tweet spreads fabricated Macron quote
CLAIM: The BBC tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron said France needs to be prepared to take up to 60 million refugees from Africa and the Middle East over the next 20 years because sanctions against Russia will cause economic collapse in Africa.

4. Cloud seeding hasn’t caused flooding in Australia
CLAIM: A rain-enhancing process known as cloud seeding caused historic flooding in Tasmania, Australia, in 2016 and along Australia’s southeastern coast this year.

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Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:19 AM

1. Interesting, however I guess I missed each and

every one of them.

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Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:01 AM

2. Not the Ukrainian Beauty, it was her NLAWS.



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Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:48 AM

3. What a GREAT idea for a post! Thanks.

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