The “fog of war,” or, why Slate needs to hire a fact-checker:
On Feb. 24, the day the fighting in Ukraine began, more than 130,000 protesters were arrested; about 30 of them now face criminal charges, with maximum prison sentence of up to five years, according to OVD-Info, a protest-monitoring group.
According to the real (not imaginary) OVD Info, 1,965 protesters were detained by Russian police on February 24 — not 130,000!
The emphasis is mine. Photo by the Russian Reader