A year of disinformation in Belarus: Infographic

Disinformation is at the heart of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime.

The illegitimate(opens in a new tab) president of Belarus is clinging to power based on a lie that he worn the presidential election in August 2020. He forcibly landed a commercial flight with over 120 passengers to detain a dissident journalist using a fake bomb threat as pretext. Belarusian state-controlled media, propped-up by pro-Kremlin “media specialists”, is engaged in all-encompassing disinformation campaign to justify and fuel violence against Belarusian citizens and silence any dissenting voices.

Since the outbreak of anti-Lukashenka protests in August 2020, EUvsDisinfo collected over 450 examples of pro-government and pro-Kremlin disinformation about Belarus, illustrating just the tip of the iceberg of the state-controlled (dis)information machine.

Here is a summary of our findings.

You can find the PDF version here.

(c) EU vs Disinfo

One comment

  • “Since the outbreak of anti-Lukashenka protests in August 2020, EUvsDisinfo collected over 450 examples of pro-government and pro-Kremlin disinformation about Belarus, illustrating just the tip of the iceberg of the state-controlled (dis)information machine.”

    No coincidence that the anti West rhetoric, came soon after 300 journalists in Belarus quit their jobs in protest over Luka’s theft of the election, to be replaced by vermin from RT.

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