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    Sputnik and RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan has commented on a claim that the Pentagon is going out of its way to catch out Russian media for allegedly spreading fake news about the coronavirus.

    Margarita Simonyan cited an RT press statement suggesting the US military could “make a much better use of its resources on direct action to fight the coronavirus, rather than sitting in front of screens.”

    Earlier in the day, a Newsweek reporter contacted Sputnik saying that the US military is monitoring its accounts on social media to find any disinformation in its coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

    Sputnik could not independently verify Newsweek’s allegation. The US Defence Department has been reached for comment.

    A screenshot of Newsweek's request for comment
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    A screenshot of Newsweek's request for comment

     

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