|Title:||Russian media campaign falsely claims Bucha deaths are fakes|
|Date published:||April 6, 2022|
|Date updated:||April 6, 2022|
As gruesome videos and photos of bodies emerge from the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, Kremlin-backed media are denouncing them as an elaborate hoax — a narrative that journalists in Ukraine have shown to be false.
Denouncing news as fake or spreading false reports to sow confusion and undermine its adversaries are tactics that Moscow has used for years and refined with the advent of social media in places like Syria.