This week Kyiv Post journalist Mark Rachkevych guest hosts StopFake News. This week’s fakes include a story about continued Azov threats against the Netherlands; fake claims about Ukrainians massively fleeing to Europe but being denied visas; yet another fake about rejection of the Ukrainian language, and a property restitution that will most likely never be.… Continue reading StopFakeNews #70 with Mark Rachkevych
Russians often fake photos in their fabricated news stories. The tools are available to prove or disprove their authenticity. Russian trolls, you are hereby on notice. </end editorial> The Verified Pixel Project aims to help journalists check whether photos are authentic. We put four pictures to the test with image-check services TinEye and Izitru. A… Continue reading Can web tools tell you if a photo is fake?
201. Russian media widely reported that refugees in Germany kidnapped and gang-raped a 13-year-old Russian girl. These claims were disseminated as irrefutable facts by numerous Russian mainstream media publications, including Vesti, TV Zvezda, NTV, REN TV,Channel 1 and others. Russian TV shows used the video, purportedly depicting the confession of a migrant, admitting to the… Continue reading RUSSIA’S TOP 220 LIES – INTERNATIONAL EDITION
04.02.2016 | 14:51 The majority of Ukrainians would support Ukraine’s membership in the EU and NATO, if the referendum on the issue were held, the Ukrainian sociological group Rating reported referring to the results of its survey. Among those surveyed, 59% of respondents would support becoming a member of the EU, 22% of respondents said they would… Continue reading Majority of Ukrainians favor Ukraine membership in EU and NATO – poll
Source: https://informnapalm.org/en/feb05-crimea-bal/ By alexander | on 02/05/2016 We continue to document and identify the weaponry and equipment of the Russian occupation forces in Crimea. The current OSINT investigation shows intelligence data on the exact location of the Russian ‘BAL’ coastal surface-to-ship missile complexes of the newly created 15th coastal defense missile-artillery brigade. The equipment for this unit has… Continue reading Russian Officer Disclosed Secrets of ‘BAL’ Surface-to-Ship Missile Complex in Crimea
This appears to be a clear example of totally faked Russian propaganda designed to sow divisiveness in Germany. </end editorial> By Tom Balmforth February 04, 2016 MOSCOW — If Viktoria Schmidt is to be believed, panicked women in Germany are cowering in fear of migrants, and preparing for the worst. “The girl was cleaning in… Continue reading You Pay, I Say: Website Says It Exposed Russian TV Fakery
North Korea Sends Balloons of Cigarette Butts and Used Toilet Paper Across Border Julia Zorthian @jzorth Feb. 4, 2016 The country deployed balloons filled with trash across the border to South Korea North Korea has escalated its propaganda spat with South Korea by sending balloons across the border that are reportedly filled with cigarette butts… Continue reading North Korean Propaganda: Balloons of Cigarette Butts and Used Toilet Paper