Yurkova conceded that it may be futile trying to get truth to people seeking stories that confirm their biases.
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Olga Yurkova has spent years fighting fake news on the front line. The Ukrainian journalist and several other colleagues weighed into the battle with a StopFake.org website after Russian soldiers entered the Crimea region undercover and their country appeared to become a very active testing lab for using bogus stories to effectively manipulate public opinion.The website that Yurkova took part in launching four years ago Tuesday displayed unmasked bogus tales including a lie about a U.S. senator saying sanctions against Russia don't work.StopFake.org boasted some 53,400 fans on Facebook, 25,800 followers at Twitter and more than 51,000 subscribers.Don't A longtime journalist, Yurkova was keenly aware of the need to earn people's trust.Since fake news is manufactured, it can easily be packed with very juicy details.
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