Category Archives: propaganda

Russia trying to stoke U.S. racial tensions before election, officials say

18:32, 6 April 2020 Russian intelligence services are trying to incite violence by white supremacist groups to sow chaos in the United States, American intelligence officials said. The Russian government has stepped up efforts to inflame racial tensions in the United States as part of its bid to influence November’s presidential election, including trying to incite violence by white supremacist

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Ask for help in Russia or die

Galina Poptsova Russian propaganda around the world is trying to exploit the situation with the spread of the coronavirus to achieve the Kremlin’s strategic goals. As for Ukraine, it adapts informational pretexts to narratives that remain unchanged: the collapse of the state, the collapse of the economy, the Nazi state. Ukraine also has signs of a global softpower campaign to position authoritarian

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EEAS SPECIAL REPORT UPDATE: Short Assessment of Narratives and Disinformation Around the COVID-19 Pandemic

Note: The objective of this report is to provide a snapshot overview of the current trends and insights into disinformation activities related to COVID-19. It does not provide a comprehensive or complete overview and focusses primarily on the external dimension, in line with the EEAS mandate. The report was authored by the EEAS Strategic Communications and Information Analysis Division, which

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Psy-ops and disinformation campaign in Italy amid crisis

18:40, 27 March 2020 There’s every reason to believe the campaign is launched from beyond the country. A group of Russian military arrived in Italy exactly at the moment an active campaign was launched across social networks, calling for the country’s withdrawal from the EU. Such calls are being spun on Twitter with a relevant ITALEXIT hashtag by a swarm

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The Community of Collapse

The Kremlin, the Conspiracy Theorists and the Coronavirus In an article last year, EUvsDisinfo described the dialogue of disinformation. Disinformation outlets need to adopt to the audience, carefully map and understand sentiments, prejudice and ideals. Lies are best if they resonate with the worldviews, superstitions and archetypes of the intended audience. The COVID-19 outbreak illustrates this dialogue of disinformation very

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La Stampa: 80% of humanitarian aid from Russia for Italy was useless

About 80% of the humanitarian aid that Russia sent to Italy to fight the coronavirus turned out to be ” absolutely useless or of little use,” the La Stampa newspaper writes, citing sources. The publication notes that Russian assistance consisted of equipment for the disinfection of territories and other special equipment of this type, while, for example, China sent mainly medical masks and mechanical ventilation devices to

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Ukraine security officials nab online troll spinning fake news on coronavirus

23:50, 24 March 2020 The woman had been spinning disinformation in various online groups where she was an admin, with a total audience of nearly 100,000 subscribers. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) says its operatives have detained a Kherson-based woman who had been disseminating disinformation on coronavirus spread, aiming to sow panic among Ukrainians and destabilize the region. The

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Facebook, Twitter Remove Russia-Linked Accounts in Ghana Targeting U.S.

Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had taken down a network of Russian-linked fake accounts operated out of Ghana and Nigeria which targeted the United States. Facebook told reporters that the network, which it removed from Facebook and Instagram for engaging in foreign interference, was in the early stages of building audiences and was operated by local nationals, some wittingly

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Disinformation Mash-Up: MH17 and Coronavirus

What do the MH17 investigation and coronavirus have in common? According to pro-Kremlin disinformation, both are apparently nothing more than Russophobic attacks by the West against an innocent Russia. This week’s cases are a useful lesson in the opportunism and adaptability of the Kremlin’s disinformation machine, as well as its remarkable coordination across a number of different topics. Particularly striking

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Kremlin’s Dutch puppets join the MH17 case manipulations on the eve of the trial

In March of this year, the first hearing starts in the Dutch court of the MH17 downing case, where among the suspects there are three Russian nationals. So it is not surprising that the Kremlin propaganda machine, which has recently been distracted by many other topics, from Syria to the Munich Security Conference, is returning to traditional information manipulations. And

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