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Disinformation Review – Ukraine: the perennial disinformation target


Share Tweet Forward 1 March 2018 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* Ukraine: the perennial disinformation target Four years have passed since the protests and subsequent violence on Maidan square in Kyiv, and also another anniversary is soon upon us; that of the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. It is, therefore, no surprise that we see a… Continue reading Disinformation Review – Ukraine: the perennial disinformation target

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The Truth Behind the Russian Embassy to the Netherlands’ “Russia’s Strength is in Truth” Branding Proposal


The new normal in Russia is to lie about absolutely everything.   The branding campaign, example below, is both dark humor and ironic in its brashness. “Russia’s strength is in truth”. In a pig’s eye, source. I also encourage you to look up the urban dictionary’s definition of another applicable phrase, “oh bother“.  How can you tell when Lavrov is lying?… Continue reading The Truth Behind the Russian Embassy to the Netherlands’ “Russia’s Strength is in Truth” Branding Proposal

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Co-opting discontent: Russian propaganda in the Bulgarian media


MILENA IAKIMOVA DIMITAR VATSOV 18 October 2017 IN English PUBLISHED 18 OCTOBER 2017 Original in Bulgarian Translation by Katerina Popova First published in Critique & Humanism, vol. 47, No. 1/2017 (Bulgarian version); Eurozine (English version) Contributed by Critique & Humanism © Dimitar Vatsov / Milena Iakimova / Critique & Humanism / Eurozine Russian propaganda co-opts western grassroots criticism… Continue reading Co-opting discontent: Russian propaganda in the Bulgarian media

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Bill Browder, Putin critic cleared to travel to US


Thank goodness the kneejerk reaction of blocking Bill Browder from entering the US has been lifted.   The Interpol Red Notice for him, issued by Russia, is a political sham.  </end editorial> Putin critic cleared to travel to US BY MORGAN CHALFANT The Department of Homeland Security says a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin can travel… Continue reading Bill Browder, Putin critic cleared to travel to US

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New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk


October 20, 2017 By Bellingcat Investigation Team On October 19, 2017, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Dutch-led criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Ukraine, published a new photograph Buk 332, the Russian Buk missile launcher that downed MH17 on July 17, 2014. Buk 332, previously identified by Bellingcat as ‘Buk… Continue reading New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk

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Time for the ninth MH17 disinformation round – Disinformation Review – 12 October 2017


New #DisinfoReview from the EU East StratCom Task Force View this email in your browser Share Tweet Forward 12 October 2017 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* Time for the ninth MH17 disinformation round In the pro-Kremlin disinformation news cycle, timing is everything.  Every occasion can be used to amplify and strengthen the false message. This week’s… Continue reading Time for the ninth MH17 disinformation round – Disinformation Review – 12 October 2017

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Putin Burger With Lies, Please


An international beef sizzled over the weekend after social media grilled a fake Russian report about a New York restaurant honoring President Vladimir Putin’s 65th birthday with a special hamburger. Russian state media served up a story on October 7, Putin’s birthday, claiming that Lucy’s Cantina Royale in New York City had created a special… Continue reading Putin Burger With Lies, Please