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Fake news report of Russian invasion causes panic in Georgia

English language TV station Russia Today reports:

A Georgian TV channel has caused nationwide panic with a fake news bulletin claiming Russian troops were on their way to the capital, Tbilisi – and that President Mikheil Saakashvili had been killed. Many viewers missed a short warning that the thirty-minute report was a mock-up, and rushed out onto the streets.

Hat-tip: Daniel Bennett on the Frontline Blog.