Category Archives: Disinformation

Disinformation Review: Bears and Drugs and Climate Change

The polar bears are doing just fine! It has been an unusually “green” fall season. This week, delegates from more than 200 countries gathered in Madrid to kick off the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, which follows on the heels of September’s Climate Action Summit in New York. Amid a growing sense of crisis about the climate emergency, attending countries

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StopFake #262 with Marko Suprun: Russia invaded Ukraine

Editor’s Note: The Kyiv Post publishes the English-language videos from StopFake.org, a non-governmental organization that debunks myths and fake news about Ukraine. StopFake began its work after the EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, triggering Russia’s war in Ukraine. The project was launched by alumni and students of Kyiv-based Mohyla School of Journalism and the Digital Future of Journalism.

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The head of the DPR commented on the law on the state border

The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, commented on the law that establishes the borders of the DPR within the Donetsk region. As he noted on the air of the program “60 minutes” on the TV channel “Russia-1”, this law does not contradict the Minsk agreements. “I would ask you not to look for secret meanings. This

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Ukraine facing $3bn budget revenue shortfall with Russian gas transit contract in limbo

Kiev has missed the opportunity to ink a new profitable gas transit deal with Moscow, Ukrainian politician Victor Medvedchuk said on Friday after another day of fruitless talks between Russia, Ukraine and the EU. With the current agreement set to expire after December 31, “for the moment, there are hardly any mechanisms that could prevent the loss of transit of

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Disinformation Review: What Are You Afraid Of?

The old nemesis never gets tired: this week, according to Russian-language pro-Kremlin media, the US is planning to take over the Kaliningrad region, organising an information attack against South Ossetia, and creating a belt of instability around Russia. As if there weren’t enough problems in the world, the Americans are also taking a quick stroll in Latin America to organise

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“Troubling”: High school students (like most people) are not good at evaluating misinformation

Stories in the ‘Context” section are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide greater insight for our readers about the techniques, methods and practices used by the Russian government in its information war. By Christine Schmidt, for Nieman Lab Sad non-surprise: Young people are not great — actually are kind of terrible — at evaluating digital sources on

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EUvsDisinfo goes to Georgia!

ქართული ვერსიის სანახავად მიჰყევით Pro-Kremlin disinformation messages have been surfacing in Georgia for a long time, targeting Georgian sovereignty, its values and European aspirations. During the week between 18-23 November 2019, we will be looking very closely at what has been happening in Georgia, as strategic communication experts, EU officials, diplomats, young professionals, civil society and media from across the

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Countering Disinformation: Right Direction, Insufficient Speed

This article represents personal opinions of the author. Stopfake editors may not share this opinion. By Jakub Kalenský, for Disinfo Portal The recent #StratComDC event ended with a closed session where the top government specialists from North America, Europe, and Asia discussed countermeasures against disinformation campaigns. Given that the session was behind closed doors, what was said will remain private.

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StopFake #259 with Marko Suprun: Russian godfather diplomacy

Editor’s Note: The Kyiv Post publishes the English-language videos from StopFake.org, a non-governmental organization that debunks myths and fake news about Ukraine. StopFake began its work after the EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, triggering Russia’s war in Ukraine. The project was launched by alumni and students of Kyiv-based Mohyla School of Journalism and the Digital Future of Journalism.

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The US investigations highlight Europe’s laxity on disinformation

This article represents personal opinions of the author. Stopfake editors may not share this opinion. By Jakub Kalenský, for Disinfo Portal This article is a part of a special series for #StratComDC 2019. Learn more at stratcomdc.org On October 8, the United States Senate Intelligence Committee released its updated report on Russian interference into the 2016 US presidential election. Labeled

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