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TRUE OR FAKE: Internet users question the veracity of the Boutcha massacre



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The Boucha Massacrein Ukraine, is it a staging? In any case, this is what Internet users denounce on social networks.

A few hours after the discovery of the massacre of civilians in Butcha (Ukraine), messages appear on social networks. They denounce a staging, like a tweet from Régis de castelnaua former lawyer now a columnist. “The Russians withdrew on March 30. The mayor of #Boutcha is delighted. Four days later (!!!) we discover the corpses which we are told are all over the village. Even with the pictures, it looks furiously staged”he complains. At the same time, a netizen close to the extreme right shares a video montage on which he says he sees a corpse raising his hand and another getting up after “having played his part”. A former centrist senator also relays the hypothesis of manipulation on Twitter, in particular by recalling the story of the fake mass grave of Timisoara (Romania).

The story is going viral on Twitter. The hashtag #Timisoara is trending on Twitter. Internet users compare the images of Butcha with those of the fake mass grave in Romania. Philippe Murer, a former economic adviser to Marine Le Pen, declares on the networks that it is necessary “take the time to investigate (…) Let’s remember the Timisoara massacre and the lies relayed by the press…”. The thesis of a manipulation calls into question the account of the journalists present on the spot, with elements of language being similar to that of the Russian authorities.

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