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Russian president Vladimir Putin (c) at a coronavirus situation centre in Moscow (Photo: Kremlin.ru)

Russia's top coronavirus 'fake news' stories

Russia's top coronavirus fake news stories were about Western plots - a theme also popular in Chinese disinformation.

There was little hope of educating people who believed that type of thing, propaganda experts said.

But some of the lies had "real-world consequences" that were hard to ignore.

"Scientists: coronavirus is weapon of biological warfar...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Russian president Vladimir Putin (c) at a coronavirus situation centre in Moscow (Photo: Kremlin.ru)

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Author Bio

Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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