On February 4, 2019, Sputnik Abkhazia published a Facebook post of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, regarding accusations by Macron of Sputnik and Russia Today. According to the article of Sputnik, Macron stated that Sputnik and Russia Today manipulate French media via social network accounts. As a response, Maria Zakharova noted that Macron’s accusations are false and lack evidence. She stated that Macron himself is a main producer of fake news in France.
“Myth Detector” offers you four notable disinformation pieces of Sputnik and Russia Today that these media spread against Macron during the 2017 Presidential elections and on so-called “Yellow Vests” demonstrations in 2018. It should also be noted that the French government launched an investigation about Russia’s meddling in “Yellow Vests” demonstrations, when social media accounts linked to Moscow spread false information about “Yellow Vests”.Read more