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Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (48)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s self-flagellation campaign continues, but no evidence of any creative additions since yesterday. Quite a number of rebuttals, including the Beeb. The frantic effort in propaganda seems to reflect a more general unraveling of Russia, detailed in 10 observations by Prof Goble. Sobov’s commentary on commonalities between… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (48)

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (47)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s self-flagellation campaign continues, it appears they aim to add on the record at least two new instalments of self-evident nonsense daily – this is coherent with Pastukhov’s observation on Russia’s medieval “mythological consciousness”, whereby fact and fiction are indistinguishable and carry equal weight. Tyundeshev’s recent work support’s Pastukhov’s… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (47)

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Disinfo News: The “Troll” That Went Public


April 21, 2018 By Polyghaph It seems that not only were rumors of Ian56‘s (@Ian56789) Twitter “death” (suspension) on Thursday exaggerated, but on Friday afternoon the world became acquainted with the real man behind the Twitter account with over 32,000 followers. And contrary to what you see in his profile pic, he’s not male model David Gandy.… Continue reading Disinfo News: The “Troll” That Went Public

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A Mole Among Trolls: Inside the Internet Research Agency


April 20, 2018 Vitaly Bespalov had no idea what to expect when he arrived at a business center in St. Petersburg, Russia, to ask for a job. Everything about the building seemed unusual to the 23-year-old reporter. There was a lot of security. The windows were darkened. Guards dressed like soldiers asked him where he… Continue reading A Mole Among Trolls: Inside the Internet Research Agency

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Religious Warfare: Key Things To Know As Kyiv And Moscow Clash In A New Church Disagreement


  Religion and politics: key things to know as Kyiv and Moscow clash in a new church disagreement   President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (left) and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. This week the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko addressed the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, requesting autonomy for Ukraine’s… Continue reading Religious Warfare: Key Things To Know As Kyiv And Moscow Clash In A New Church Disagreement

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U.S. Slams Russia, Iran As ‘Morally Reprehensible’ For Rights Violations


April 21, 2018 02:40 GMT RFE/RL A new U.S. State Department report has labeled the governments of Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea as “morally reprehensible” with human rights violations on a daily basis, making them “forces of instability.” While releasing the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017, an annual examination of human… Continue reading U.S. Slams Russia, Iran As ‘Morally Reprehensible’ For Rights Violations

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Moscow Times – Russians’ Trust In Putin Drops to Below 50% After Election — Poll


Perhaps Russian propaganda is causing cognitive dissonance domestically in Russia. Perhaps truth and reality are creeping in and causing the barrage of constant lies to sound like the lies they truly are. Perhaps, as all the senior editors of the BBG that I interviewed said, “People are smart enough to recognize propaganda.”  Perhaps there is hope for Russia, yet.… Continue reading Moscow Times – Russians’ Trust In Putin Drops to Below 50% After Election — Poll