Europe Putin on trial? Fake video goes viral in Russia

A startlingly realistic – but fake – video that shows Vladimir Putin on trial for terrorism has found an enthusiastic Russian audience, with 3 million-plus hits since Monday. 

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A startlingly realistic fake "breaking news" video purporting to show the arrest and trial of Vladimir Putin has gone viral, garnering well over 3 million hits since it was posted on YouTube on Monday.