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France blames bed bug panic on Russian ‘disinformation’

France blames bed bug panic on Russian 'disinformation'

A bedbug scare in Paris last autumn that grabbed headlines across the globe and led to schools closing was artificially amplified by social media accounts linked to Russian “disinformation” activities, a French minister has said. Issued on: 02/03/2024 – 11:29 1 min “The bed bug polemic was in a very large part amplified by accounts linked to the Kremlin, and they even created a false link between the arrival of Ukrainian refuges and the spread of bedbugs,” French European affairs minister Jean-Noel Barrot told TF1 television on Friday. […]

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French tourist’s drone lands him 8 years in jail

French tourist’s drone lands him 8 years in jail

A French tourist will spend years in an Iranian prison after a recreational drone flight saw him charged with spying offences. A French tourist has been sentenced to more than eight years in a notorious Iranian prison after he was arrested on spying charges, all because of a drone flight. Benjamin Briere, 36, was arrested in May 2020 after taking pictures in a national park near the Iran-Turkmenistan border with a recreational drone. This week, the Frenchman was sentenced to eight years in prison and was handed […]

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