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The manipulative role of media in wars as a trigger

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Almost two months passed since the start of the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Not only the main media  channels, newspapers , but also even simple accounts on twitter and on other social media platforms have been used to shape people opinion on the war.

An account on twitter reveals how pictures not related the war are used to feed the rising chauvinist feelings in the society and a a propaganda tool. 

A footage that has been posted by many accounts shows that before and after situation of a place In Ukraine . After a bit of research it turns out to be the truth just comes out. The footage was taken in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon.

Another post shows that a journalist shows body bags of killed Ukrainians in behind. A man in the body bag just tries to come out, which demonstrate the falsity of the report.

While getting  through historical times like this, avoid disinformation and propaganda is crucial. Not to be exposed to this propaganda and shaping opinion through the media, checking accounts credibility might help us to extract accurate information. Another recommendation is to read news from a variety of newspapers with different editorial line. Not to get fooled by the bombardment of media, these are at least good help to keep the accurate gatekeeping of our own.

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