Category Archives: propaganda

Ukraine to get in touch with Normandy format counterparts in connection with intensification of shelling in Donbas

20.01.20 16:35 Ukraine will try to reach out to its Normandy Format counterparts France, Germany, and Russia in the wake of the worsening situation in Donbas and the fact that territories not controlled by Kyiv are not complying with the Minsk Agreements, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said. “As concerns the Minsk process and the shelling, we are certainly concerned

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'Nobody in Poland cares about WWII anymore': Warsaw ignores 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism

The Polish people aren’t interested in the events of the past, being fully consumed by their daily hassles, and the country’s authorities are using this to their advantage, freely rewriting WWII history, academics told RT. Warsaw was taken from the Nazis on January 17, 1945, after a large-scale offensive by the Red Army and the Polish forces. The 75th anniversary

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StopFake #268 with Marko Suprun: PS752 is Karma for MH17

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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Russia at War: a review of “From Russia with Blood”

2020/01/09 – 20:11 • Hybrid War Article by: Dirk Mattheisen Heidi Blake’s, From Russia With Blood, about Russian state-sponsored attacks and murders of individuals in Russia and abroad, including Russian defectors Sergei Skripal and Alexander Litvinenko and others, is a gripping read. But the real story is the larger picture that emerges from these murders confirming what is already widely

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Disinformation Review: Twenty Years of Distorting the Media

This week’s disinformation cases reflect a culture of resentment that has become an established trend in the loyal pro-Kremlin media over the last decade. The Russian word обида – “obida” – umbrage, resentment, pouting, holding a grudge – has become a core element in shaping public attitudes by the state media’s spin doctors. The Russian writer Andrey Arkhangelsky, featured earlier

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Top Targets of the Pro-Kremlin Media in Arabic in 2019: The Fight Against Terrorism and White Helmets

As the year comes to an end, here is an overview of the strategy of pro-Kremlin media vis-à-vis their audiences in the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on the most striking recurring narratives that they have been spreading over the year. Over the past year, pro-Kremlin outlets have consistently been spreading narratives and conspiracy theories that are

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Russian State News Agency Sputnik Shuts Estonia Operations

The Russian state-controlled news agency Sputnik said Wednesday that it is closing its bureau in Tallinn after nearly three dozen of its employees resigned saying they were facing pressure from the Estonian local authorities. Sputnik published a statement on Jan. 1 saying 35 of its staff in Estonia had terminated their labor contracts and resigned, fearing possible criminal prosecution. Sputnik

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The Future of Putin’s Information Autocracy

By Sergey Guriyev The Kremlin will be forced to dedicate a growing share of resources to silencing the informed. From Hitler to Stalin, and from Mussolini to Mao, the world’s twentieth-century dictators took to heart Niccolò Machiavelli’s famous dictum that “it is better to be feared than loved.” Yet most modern dictators seem more concerned about maintaining their people’s loyalty

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Facebook to launch program against disinformation in Ukraine in 2020

13:31, 1 January 2020 Netizens will be able to recognize manipulative information using tags In 2020, Facebook might launch a program to counter disinformation in Ukraine. Kateryna Kriuk, Facebook’s public policy manager for Ukraine, noted, as Detector Media reported.  “We have potential cooperation (with Ukraine – ed.), but a contract has not been signed yet and, accordingly, we are preparing for 2020 to launch

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In combatting Russian disinformation, BBC news standards don’t work, Tsybulenko says

“In the struggle with Russian disinformation, the so-called ‘BBC standards’ of journalism not only do not work but on the contrary are exceptionally destructive,” regularly giving Moscow victories it does not deserve and must not gain, according to Yevhen Tsybulenko. The professor at Tallinn Technical University and co-editor of the important new book, The Use of Force Against Ukraine and

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Lavrov: Russia to "toughly" defend rights of "Russian-speaking" citizens in Ukraine, to remain "mediator" on Donbas

Lavrov emphasized the “internal conflict in Ukraine” remains a serious destabilizing factor. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said Russia will “toughly seek an end to discrimination against Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine” and is ready to remain a “mediator” in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas. “Of course, we will toughly seek an end to discrimination against Russian-speaking citizens

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