Reports about preparations for the resettlement of refugees from Crimea to Anapa turned out to be fake. They scattered across the Web after hackers hacked the site of a local television and radio company. This was reported in the municipal control center for the city of Anapa.
“This information is not true. The situation in the Krasnodar Territory and Crimea is stable, there are no prerequisites for the resettlement of people! This false news was promptly removed from the site, technical work is now underway to protect the resource,” says in the comments of the department in Telegram.
The authorities specified that the website of the Anapa Region shopping mall was hacked on Friday night. The text of the fake message stated that allegedly “the authorities of the resort city, law enforcement agencies, as well as the military department held a meeting at which a decision was made to prepare hotels and sanatoriums in Anapa to receive refugees from Crimea due to the upcoming counteroffensive of Ukrainian troops.”
Residents were urged to disseminate any information with caution, and before that, make sure of its authenticity on official sources.
Earlier, RSSU explained how not to become victims of fake news. The first vice-rector of the university urged to remember that up to 75% of news in social networks is distributed by bots, with the help of which public opinion can be manipulated.