In March 2022, as Russia continued its attack on Ukraine, the “Real Raw News” website published a fictitious article falsely claiming that a villa belonging to US President Joe Biden had been bombed by the Russian military. .
There is no truth in this story. The Real Raw News website does not deal with real news stories. Instead, this site hosts a series of fictional plays that play on right-wing conspiracy theories.
A disclaimer on Real Raw News says the website “contains humor, parody and satire”.
Although Real Raw News carries a disclaimer, its content is often shared on social media or reposted on other websites without any mention of its fictional origins. The aforementioned article, for example, was featured as real news on TheTruthPatriots.com and Diannemarshallreport.com.
The debunked theory of the “US Biolab”
In the days following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a story began circulating on social media that Putin’s attack was centered on a series of secret biological labs owned and operated by the military. American. Putin attacked these biolabs, according to the plot, in order to stop the spread of a new pandemic.
There is no truth in this rumour. We’ve covered this rumor in more depth here, but generally speaking, the United States does not own or operate biolabs in Ukraine. While the United States has provided funds to upgrade biolabs in Ukraine, these labs are owned and operated by the Ukrainian government.
Real raw news does not produce real news
Real Raw News is not a real news source. He has previously published fictitious articles falsely claiming that Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor was arrested by US Marines, that former President George W. Bush was hanged at Guantanamo Bay, that the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been convicted of murder and that a combat unit attacked a Biden-owned compound in Ukraine.
None of these stories are based on reality.