The Greek Cyber Crimes Prosecution Authority found 4 websites spreading fake news.
During the investigation, it became known that these sites are spreading false news and inciting disobedience amid the pandemic. They are also accused of attempted fraud. Fake news about vaccines and coronavirus spread by websites:
rouble.com brighteon.com ellinesithagenis.gr ugetube.com.
Compromising evidence was also found in 6 social media accounts. As a reminder, the investigation was launched after Takis Theodorikakos, Minister of Civil Protection, gave the order to scan social networks.
The authorities intend to quickly detect the disseminators of false information about the effectiveness of vaccines and their dangers. The tsunami of digital misinformation is growing and is turning into a slowly burning “bomb” threatening public health. Theodoricakos’ order is aimed both at users spreading fakes about vaccinations and at denying parents. In each case, the intervention of the prosecutor is expected.
Two lawsuits were urgently filed with the Athens prosecutor’s office. She issued an order for preliminary examination and further investigation of the cases.
The Cyber Crimes Prosecution Office continues to investigate 10 cases, and is ready to investigate others that may arise.