Hoax Job Ad Promotes Claim Africans ‘Recruited’ by Ukraine Military

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Posts on Twitter and Reddit, claiming that the U.K. and E.U. were secretly recruiting citizens from the African continent to join the Ukrainian military, gathered thousands of views since May 17. Most of the posts included a screenshot from an U.K.-based jobs site as "evidence" of such efforts. But, as Newsweek Misinformation Watch has discovered, there are numerous red flags about the now-frozen listing, which indicate that it may have been part of a disinformation campaign to discredit Ukraine. With reports that a Ukrainian counteroffensive in its war against Russia is imminent, propaganda and disinformation from both sides have been...