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News ID: 45818
Publish Date: 7:25 - 22 April 2020
Tehran 22 April _On the day it was revealed there have been an additional 823 coronavirus-related deaths in British hospitals, the government has come under pressure to come clean about possible disinformation campaigns.

Health Department accused of coronavirus disinformation campaignTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The controversy is centered on scores of allegedly fake Twitter accounts posing as National Health Service (NHS) workers supportive of the government’s coronavirus management strategy.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has been widely accused on social media of operating a network of fake accounts pretending to be NHS workers supportive of government policy.

The professional coordinated campaign was first discovered by Twitter user John O’Connell on April 20 who claimed he had identified “128 fake NHS accounts”.

The professional coordinated campaign was first discovered by Twitter user John O’Connell on April 20 who claimed he had identified “128 fake NHS accounts”.

 
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