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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Invented media, “U.S. Senator” “confused” Georgia GA

A number of Russian media on the morning of 16 August, published the news that “the Senator from the U.S. state of Alabama Fred Calhoun” was indignant with that “athletes from the state of Georgia for the Olympics as a separate team.

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Thus, the media ridiculed the alleged policy, not knowing about the existence of Georgia, which in the English language written as well as the US state of Georgia.

The author of the blog “Lapshennikova”, dedicated to the fakes in the media, Alexei Kovalev, however, drew attention to the fact that the news is fictional from beginning to end. For starters, he said, “Senator Fred Calhoun does not exist: representatives of Alabama in the Parliament are the other names and has not changed with 90-ies.

Following this, Kovalev drew attention to the source of the news: they found the website usdailymail.com, which has the slogan the phrase, “news that had not yet happened.” And the site itself has only recently emerged, and does not provide output, and absent any mention of the editorial staff.

Finally, the story itself about American politics, supposedly confusing the country with a staff that exist in the Internet since 2009, periodically receiving updated context.

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