6 things fake news and cyber scams have in common, and how you can fend them off
In the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a deepfake video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky allegedly surrendering made the rounds on social media and caught the attention of newsrooms everywhere.
It was a crude attempt made and the production quality was poor. Still, some people bought it, just like they believed hundreds of other fake news items pushed online since the war began: old videos, news taken out of context, sensational rumors with no verification, computer generated content. But can fake news be considered a scam?
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