Category Archives: Media

Don’t Silence America’s Voice

Kurt Volker The information wars have kicked into high gear, and the United States is still behind. America’s adversaries have figured out the disinformation game. With increasing brazenness, they are using online restrictions, fake news, troll farms, social media bots, mass media, and surrogates throughout the world to overwhelm what remains of accurate, reliable sources of news information in local

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The deputy proposes to ban statements denying Russia’s military aggression and occupation

People’s Deputy Oleh Dunda proposes to counteract the information war on television and radio by expanding the powers of the National Council and criminal liability. On October 5, Oleh Dunda , a People’s Deputy from the Servant of the People faction, registered in parliament the bill  №4188 “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine” On Television and Radio Broadcasting “to Combat Information Warfare”, which proposes

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The media attributed the gratitude to Medvedchuk to the resident of Spain, released from the “DPR”: she denied

TV channels from the orbit of the deputy of the People’s Deputy from the HMPR, Viktor Medvedchuk, spread the news that the Ukrainian Yevgeny Yepes thanked the pro-Russian politician for freeing the “ DPR” terrorists from captivity . It turned out to be a manipulation. In an article by the Spanish newspaper El Pais, cited by pro-Medvedchuk media, there is no hint of thanks to Medvedchuk. “You

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Russian State Duma appeals to prosecutor’s office concerning number of foreign mass media

The MPs see the ‘systematic attempts to provide the external influence on the inner affairs of Russia and influence the expression of the will of the citizens of the country’ in the work of mass media The Commission of the State Duma of Russia on the investigation of foreign interference requested to the prosecutor’s office due to the activity of

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Google bans website ZeroHedge from its ad platform over comments on protest articles

A Google spokesperson said in an email that it took action after determining the website violated its policies on content related to race. By Adele-Momoko Fraser Google has banned ZeroHedge, a far-right website that often traffics in conspiracy theories, from its advertising platform over policy violations found in the comments section of stories about recent Black Lives Matter protests. Google

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Facebook marked the post from the ZIK TV channel as false because of a fake about Ulyana Suprun

Authors:Katerina GoncharovaIndependent fact-checkers monitor misinformation on Facebook and provide links to verified information. This time the social network warns about another fake, spread by ZIK TV channel. The social network Facebook marked the video posted on the ZIK TV channel page as untrue, as the TV program voiced a fake about the former head of the Ministry of Health Ulyana Suprun . This drew the

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Ukrainian TV channel cries political pressure after backlash to airing “foreign” RFE/RL & BBC programs

Article by: Olena Makarenko with contributions by Alya Shandra The Ukrainian media Espreso TV is saying it is being pressured after the Ukrainian state media regulator scheduled an unplanned inspection of the channel. The reason for the inspection is eerily reminiscent of Soviet times: broadcasting programs of the Ukrainian desks of the BBC and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), which Ukraine’s National

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Tetyana Danylenko together with ZIK employees launched a YouTube project

Its budget is about 100 thousand hryvnias a month. They are currently investing in production. TV and radio presenter Tetyana Danylenko has launched a YouTube channel “Danylenko.”, Which will publish the author’s content on socio-political issues. She told about it in the comment to “Media Detector”. Ms. Danylenko is working on the project together with the production company Bad Raven, which is owned by

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Google has blocked the account and YouTube of the pro-Kremlin RIA FAN

As a result, tens of thousands of agency videos and projects have been deleted. This was reported on the website of RIA FAN (Federal News Agency). It is noted that Google has explained its actions as a “violation of the rules” by Russian media, without specifying specific reasons. The FAN claims that they allegedly did not violate anything, and the

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The Interim Investigation Commission has completed an investigation into Medvedchuk’s channels

On April 15, the Interim Commission of Inquiry to investigate information on compliance with legislative requirements during the change of owners of news channels and ensure counteraction to information influence of the Russian Federation, submitted to the Verkhovna Rada the materials concerning TV channels 112 Ukraine, ZIK and NewsOne, which belong to a close associate of Viktor Medvedchuk Taras Kozak.

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