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Complete Timeline Of A Fabricated Russian Disinformation Event


This story was published at 15:28 EST on 26 March 2017, all information is current as of this time and date. Summary Sputnik news took a legitimate story about increased sanctions against Iran and embellished the story to make it appear as if Russian sanctions were also increasing. Facts about Russian corporations receiving increased sanctions… Continue reading Complete Timeline Of A Fabricated Russian Disinformation Event

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Russia halts cross border movement on border with Ukraine’s Chernihiv region, cites “combat alert in Ukraine”


Strangely, no corresponding information of a Ukrainian ‘combat alert’.   Gee, mind games anyone?  Did somebody just read Peter and the Wolf? Perhaps an old Psychological Warfare manual?   If something is happening, I will admit I am cynical. If not, expect more ‘closings’ based on mythical ‘alerts’ </end editorial> The Russian side explains to… Continue reading Russia halts cross border movement on border with Ukraine’s Chernihiv region, cites “combat alert in Ukraine”

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Russia Suffered Losses In Syria Three Times Higher Than Official Toll


Syria was supposed to have been the showcase for Russia’s most modern military equipment.   Instead, it is a display of Russian military incompetence, poor training, lack of attention to detail, arrogance, and disdain for the value of the life of Russian soldiers and mercenaries.  In Ukraine, Russia lost 10 soldiers for every Ukrainian killed,… Continue reading Russia Suffered Losses In Syria Three Times Higher Than Official Toll

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The names of the FSB, allegedly behind the scheme of laundering $ 22 billion through Moldova


This is going to be big.  I actually held off on this, I thought it too big, it could be disinformation.  Then there is this OCCRP tweet: Why is #Russia impeding the Moldovan #Laundromat investigation? Find out Monday, Mar. 20th on @OCCRP. A series of great stories to come. pic.twitter.com/2rFImHR0hi — OCCRP (@OCCRP) March 18,… Continue reading The names of the FSB, allegedly behind the scheme of laundering $ 22 billion through Moldova

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Russia now says it lied about Yanukovych letter used as pretext to send troops to Ukraine


Why should we trust anything Russia says about anything?   Russia lied about the letter from Yanukovych.  Russia lied that no Russia troops were in Crimea. Russia lied about no Russian troops were in East Ukraine. Russia lied about shooting down MH17. Does Russia ever tell the truth the first time without being forced to?… Continue reading Russia now says it lied about Yanukovych letter used as pretext to send troops to Ukraine

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Amid rise of ‘fake news,’ authorities should ensure truthful info reaches public – UN, regional experts


If anyone was not sure the United States has a mandate to counter propaganda and fake news, this is it.  Without naming Russia specifically, this is a censure of their disinformation activities and should provide the United States the mandate countering propaganda and disinformation.  This is applicable to China, Iran, and others who generate propaganda,… Continue reading Amid rise of ‘fake news,’ authorities should ensure truthful info reaches public – UN, regional experts

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Death of truth: when propaganda and ‘alternative facts’ first gripped the world


History stopped in 1936 – after that, there was only propaganda. So said George Orwell of an era when the multiple miseries of the Great Depression were compounded by the ruthless media strategies of Hitler and Stalin Piers Brendon Saturday 11 March 2017 06.00 EST Truth was the first casualty of the Great Depression. Reflecting the… Continue reading Death of truth: when propaganda and ‘alternative facts’ first gripped the world