Category Archives: propaganda

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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“Propaganda Must be Opposed by the Language of Values”

Читать на русском языке/Read in Russian Andrei Arkhangelsky is a Russian journalist, columnist, author and the cultural editor of the weekly magazine Ogonyok.  Andrei Arkhangelsky is also one of the most active commentators in Russia on the topic of disinformation and propaganda. His work is published by Carnegie, Colta, Delovoy Peterburg, Kommersant  and Republic. He appears regularly on Radio Echo of Moscow

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Putin Stresses ‘Responsibility’ At Ruling Party Congress

November 23, 2019 13:07 GMT Russian President Vladimir (the KGB office boy) Putin told a congress of the ruling United Russia on November 23 that the party has prospered by prioritizing “citizens’ interests [and] the interests of our Motherland” and urged his allies not to fear “difficult decisions that don’t yield situational popularity and extra points at elections.” The congress

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RT disinformation outlet: Ukraine claims Russia returned seized ships ‘ruined & without TOILETS’

Reader warning:  Russia Today (RT) is a Kremlin-funded propaganda outlet that produces only Kremlin-approved information that is usually the opposite of reality. 21 Nov, 2019 14:03 Kiev (Kyiv) is claiming that Russia removed even mundane things such as lamps and toilet bowls (which have become rare commodities in Russia) from the ships they returned after last year’s naval clash (attack), but

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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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Latvian watchdog bans nine Russian TV channels

Kovalchuk is a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to media reports. Latvia’s broadcasting watchdog has suspended nine Russian TV channels owned by Yuri Kovalchuk, a Russian oligarch under EU sanctions for his role in Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Similarly as in Lithuania, Russian channels were previously banned in Latvia due to their content, but it’s the first

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Disinformation Review: In the Cards This Week

Cartomancy is the concept of fortune-telling, using a deck of cards. The similarity with traditional pro-Kremlin disinformation is strong: the disinformation operative uses unfounded and vague claims, suggesting connections where there are none; creating contexts from chance… just as a fortune-teller. The Kremlin cartomancers tell pleasant lies, using well-worn tropes of half-truths, ‘reliable’ narratives, clichés and prejudices. So what is

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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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