Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers

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Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers

FILE - In this July 30, 2010, file photo, Pakistani army soldiers help an elderly villager evacuated from a flooded area in Nowshera, Pakistan. As Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October 2019, supporters of the offensive launched an online misinformation campaign. Dozens of misleading images claiming to show Turkey’s soldiers cuddling babies, feeding hungry toddlers and carrying elderly women, including this image from 2010, spread across Twitter and Instagram where they were liked, retweeted and viewed thousands of times. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad, File)
File - In this June 14, 2015, file photo a Turkish soldier offers water to a Syrian refugee child after crossing into Turkey from Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey. As Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October 2019, supporters of the offensive launched an online misinformation campaign. Dozens of misleading images claiming to show Turkey’s soldiers cuddling babies, feeding hungry toddlers and carrying elderly women spread across Twitter and Instagram where they were liked, retweeted and viewed thousands of times. They included this photo, which was, in fact, shot by an Associated Press photographer in 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers

FILE - In this July 30, 2010, file photo, Pakistani army soldiers help an elderly villager evacuated from a flooded area in Nowshera, Pakistan. As Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October 2019, supporters of the offensive launched an online misinformation campaign. Dozens of misleading images claiming to show Turkey’s soldiers cuddling babies, feeding hungry toddlers and carrying elderly women, including this image from 2010, spread across Twitter and Instagram where they were liked, retweeted and viewed thousands of times. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad, File)
File - In this June 14, 2015, file photo a Turkish soldier offers water to a Syrian refugee child after crossing into Turkey from Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey. As Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October 2019, supporters of the offensive launched an online misinformation campaign. Dozens of misleading images claiming to show Turkey’s soldiers cuddling babies, feeding hungry toddlers and carrying elderly women spread across Twitter and Instagram where they were liked, retweeted and viewed thousands of times. They included this photo, which was, in fact, shot by an Associated Press photographer in 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
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