Debunking a deepfake video of Zelensky telling Ukrainians to surrender
19 March 2022 | 3:02 pm
A deepfake video of President Volodymyr Zelensky has been broadcast on a Ukrainian news website, Ukraine 24, that was hacked. In the false video, Zelensky states that he will lay down arms and return to his family. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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