Coronavirus triggers a wave of pranks in Russia

Aleks Pranks
Bloggers stage dubious escapades to hype on the controversial pandemic.

Moscow Metro has filed a complaint to the police asking it to investigate an incident involving pranksters who filmed a prank about commuters’ reactions to sick Asian people and men in protective hazmat suits.

The coronavirus outbreak triggered a wave of “social experiments”, as Russian bloggers like to call their prank videos. And of course, the pranksters divided public opinion: while some criticize the videos as foolish and exploitative, others find them funny.

Whose side are you on?

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