Numerous media in the region today published false news that a convicted Serbian war criminal, the executioner of Sarajevo, Ratko Mladic, has passed away. writes Novi list.
The news was soon denied by the Hague tribunal, and behind this fake news stands Italian journalist and teacher Tommasso Debenedetti. Yesterday, he created a fake Twitter profile of BiH Minister Bisera Turković.
Not even 24 hours later did he use this profile, just one in a series of numerous fake Twitter profiles he created, to post this fake news. The media settled in again.
“This profile is fake and was created by Italian journalist Tomaso Debenedetti,” it was tweeted after the fake news and the denial of Mladic’s death spread throughout the region.
When asked about Mladic’s health condition, she replied: “We do not comment on the health condition of the detainees,” said the N1 correspondent from Brussels.
Mladic’s son Darko told the Vecernji Novosti portal that the information about his father’s death was “incorrect”.
“Social networks are the most unreliable source of information in the world, but the media trust them because of the need for fast reporting,” said Debenedetti, who is described by some as a serial fraudster and others as a social activist.
Using Twitter, he managed to threaten international diplomatic relations, deceive world leaders and embarrass reputable media houses, he wrote about Debenedetti back in 2014. Business Insider.
Debenedetti is a middle-aged professor and father living in Rome, with a vivid past and a mission to change the way we use the internet.
Over the course of his career, he has published more than 60 fictional interviews with prominent figures, including John Grisham, Desmond Tutu, Mikhail Gorbachev, Cardinal Ratzinger, and the Dalai Lama.
In recent years, he has opened false profiles on Twitter of numerous Russian politicians, as well as the prime ministers of Sweden and Denmark. He opened an account with Vladimir Putin, a few days later he changed it to Edward Snowden.
He would then use these profiles to post fake news, which many believed. His fake profile of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has been followed by AFP, BBC, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Financial Times, Reuters and other world media.
He became famous when he announced on the fake Twitter profile of the Russian Interior Minister in 2012 that Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife had been killed.
Source: Lečenje Biljem by cajeviza.com.
*The article has been translated based on the content of Lečenje Biljem by cajeviza.com. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!