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How to Get a 146% Election Result


Russian propaganda is often laughable, if it wasn’t so serious.  Even worse, Russian people and Russian trolls believe it and circulate it widely.  </end editorial> 30 January 2019 A new whistleblower has now emerged from inside a Russian state media organisation. This time it is Leonid Krivenkov, a former camera operator on the state TV… Continue reading How to Get a 146% Election Result

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Russian Trolls Release Fake Dirt on Robert Mueller


If you read this article critically, you will have questions and can make some assumptions. The Twitter account, @HackingRedstone (now suspended), what was the previous activity from it? Why so much padding, over 300,000 junk files?  Is it all about lulz?  Which files are NOT fake?  We want to know more about them. Why is… Continue reading Russian Trolls Release Fake Dirt on Robert Mueller

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Fake: No Evidence of Russian Involvement in MH17 Crash


January 21, 2019 – 17:33 Russian propagandist media are once again circulating new fakes on the theme of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 which was shot down over Russian separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all passengers and crew on board. This time, Russia’s Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolai Vinnichenko told the pro-Kremlin news service RIA Novosti … Continue reading Fake: No Evidence of Russian Involvement in MH17 Crash

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Sputnik Falsely Claims ‘Censorship’ After Facebook Removed Hundreds of Accounts


January 19, 2019 William Echols On Thursday, January 17, Facebook announced it had removed 364 Facebook Pages and accounts “for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a network that originated in Russia and operated in the Baltics, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Central and Eastern European countries.” The company said that the page administrators and… Continue reading Sputnik Falsely Claims ‘Censorship’ After Facebook Removed Hundreds of Accounts

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New Russian Propaganda Tactic: Attack And Expose Western Counter-Propagandists


An old Russian propaganda tactic is: if you can’t attack the message, attack the messenger. Now Russian propaganda efforts appear to focus on those attempting to expose and counter Russian propaganda, disinformation, misinformation, and fake news. The first recent attempt was a multi-faceted attack on Molly McKew.  I highlighted her here, RT Attacks Molly McKew, Amusing… Continue reading New Russian Propaganda Tactic: Attack And Expose Western Counter-Propagandists

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EU vs Disinfo: Year in review: 1001 messages of pro-Kremlin disinformation


“Lies and blatant fabrications” – this was how the British government described Russia’s clumsy attempt to conceal its hand in the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, by staging a bizarre interview with the suspects. But it might as well be a by-line for the overall pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign that we followed in 2018. Out of over 1000 cases that we have collected… Continue reading EU vs Disinfo: Year in review: 1001 messages of pro-Kremlin disinformation

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Russian State Daily Calls Ukraine Coverage of Magnitogorsk “Sheer Heresy”, Confirmation Of State Church Merger


A Russian state daily newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda or kp.ru, published a story calling Ukraine’s coverage of the Magnitogorsk tragedy “sheer heresy”. Perhaps the word heresy was used to imply disgust, but the actual meaning of “heresy” is something tragically different.  Heresy: belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine. Does this mean the Russian church has officially… Continue reading Russian State Daily Calls Ukraine Coverage of Magnitogorsk “Sheer Heresy”, Confirmation Of State Church Merger