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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

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New website – East Stratcom Task Force


Share Tweet Forward 12 September 2017 *LAUNCH OF NEW WEBSITE* HOMEPAGE The first section is dedicated to the latest news and analysis of pro-Kremlin disinformation. Here, we write about the disinformation campaign in a more problem-focused manner – for example, a particular long-term disinformation campaign targeted at a particular country; new initiatives countering disinformation; political leaders… Continue reading New website – East Stratcom Task Force

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Glavset Is New Name For Russian Internet Research Agency, The Russian Troll Farm


The Russian troll farm at St. Peterburg, Russia, has a new name. Glavset. Facebook May Have More Russian Troll Farms To Worry About reminded me that the Internet Research Agency is now known as Glavset. I reported on them previously, in March 2017: Investigation of RBC: how a “media factory” grew out of the “troll factory, but I… Continue reading Glavset Is New Name For Russian Internet Research Agency, The Russian Troll Farm