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Fake Ukraine was allegedly ridiculed in street graffiti in Israel

Russian propagandists on anonymous telegram channels are distributing a photo purporting to be graffiti from the streets of Jerusalem, where a Ukrainian is depicted in poverty in his bed after a Jew allegedly took all his money. However, this image is fake.

Specialists from the VoxCheck project drew attention to the fake. They found out that the image had been modified using a graphic editor, and these photos were being distributed mainly because of Russian-language and some English-language resources sympathetic to Russia.

They conducted an analysis on the likelihood of editing using the FotoForensics service. Using error level analysis (ELA), which detects changes in an image by highlighting over-processed parts, they noticed that areas of the image where the Ukrainian man is without money and Israeli symbols on the man's clothing were likely added to the image after it was created.

Russian telegram channels regularly spread similar cases of disinformation to show that people abroad are supposedly tired of the topic of Ukraine.

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