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Russia targets Americans traveling to Paris Olympics with fake CIA video

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Russia has ramped up its disinformation operations targeting the Paris Olympics, this time with a new video that makes it appear as if the CIA is warning Americans about traveling in the city’s metro. CBS News found the fabricated video, which contains a fake warning about a “high risk” of an attack, originated in Russian channels before making its way to X and Facebook, where it has racked up at least 100,000 views across platforms.

Screenshot of a post on X using the fake CIA video.

CBS News

The video is “a fabrication, has no connection to CIA, and does not represent CIA’s view,” a CIA spokesperson told CBS News. U.S. officials have not warned Americans about…

2024-06-19 14:42:30

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