Monday, September 21, 2015
US Embassy answers Russian trolls with its own parody
via AH on Facebook; see also
An image circulated widely yesterday on the Russian Internet depicting US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft in attendance at yesterday's opposition demonstration in Moscow. The photograph was fake—Tefft spent Sunday, September 20, at home—but the Photoshop still managed to cause a small stir with gullible Internet users, thanks in part to some media outlets. The television station REN-TV, for instance, even included the image in a report about the demonstration, only later adding a note that the veracity of the photograph had not been determined.