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Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers – Except some of the photos weren’t of Turkish soldiers. None of them were recent and some had been taken in parts of Syria unconnected to the invasion – even in other parts of the world.

Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers – Except some of the photos weren’t of Turkish soldiers. None of them were recent and some had been taken in parts of Syria unconnected to the invasion – even in other parts of the world.

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://apnews.com/7df659c706d04242ac9175645e40a265) reduced by 90%. (I’m a bot)
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    > In early October, the ex-mayor of Ankara and other Twitter accounts shared footage of what purported to be a Turkish assault on the Kurds in Syria.

    > The image, which has been used by Turkish propaganda sites before, showed a kneeling Turkish soldier holding the hand of a little girl in a blue sweater against the backdrop of a military vehicle adorned with the Turkish flag.

    > Asked about the photos and hashtags used to spread the images, Twitter spokeswoman Liz Kelley told the AP the tech company has not seen any evidence of coordinated campaigns to share false information about the Turkish offensive on its site.

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  2. Twitter, FACEBOOK. Instagram etc. are the primary platforms on which authoritarian state’s disseminate their propaganda. Their actors will also target any popular forums and websites. Distraction and disinformation is everywhere. This is a large industry now. It is not new.

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