The BBC just published an article which contains quite a few examples of Russian argumentative techniques, propaganda ploys, and disinformation. In “Ukraine-Russia sea clash staged, says Putin“, even the headline shows Putin shifting the blame to an alleged Ukraine planned and executed operation. “Blameshifting” appears to be Russia’s best weapon in the war of words… Continue reading How Russian Propaganda Works WRT Ukraine Kerch Straits
Share Tweet Forward 29 November 2018 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* Wave Of Disinformation From The Azov Sea The main wave of disinformation narratives this week is unsurprisingly connected to the attack on Ukrainian ships near the Azov Sea. But let’s not rush straight into the examples. Instead, let’s filter them using the approach created by Ben… Continue reading Wave Of Disinformation From The Azov Sea – Disinformation Review
In one of the most egregious examples of fabricated propaganda, state-sponsored and state-controlled RIA Novosti published an over-the-top smear piece targeting the UK and Bill Browder. Why do I say it’s propaganda? The article contains no documentation. No proof. No evidence. No citations. No links. Zero. Zip. Nada. No corroboration. No verification. Numerous references to… Continue reading Russia’s RIA Novosti Desperately Publishes Really Bad Propaganda Piece Targeting UK and Browder
Apologies to the New York Times and the EU Disinformation Team for changing the title, but what they are describing is Russian Information Warfare and not Fake News. Fake news is generated by Russian Information Warfare, as is propaganda and a whole slew of techniques used by paid Russian trolls. Much, if not most, of… Continue reading Seven Commandments of Russian Information Warfare – New York Times exposes Kremlin’s methods
17 October 2018 “Danish scholars conclude that RT has ‘exceptional influence’ in social media”. This was the title of a recent story published by the Russian state-controlled news agency RIA Novosti. A similar story was run by Sputnik, also in Russian. The sensational headline about the “exceptional influence” looks like a pat on RT’s back; however, it’s a… Continue reading Like the Devil Reads the Bible
If Putin’s ruling party, United Russia, is unpopular and cannot retain power and authority, what are they to do? Why cheat, of course. Lie, cheat, steal, and in this case, cancel elections and try to delegitimize the probable winner’s qualifications – to disqualify him. All this does is turn “Communist wunderkind” Valentin Konovalov into a… Continue reading Putin’s Power Ebbing, Is United Russia Panicking?
Share Tweet Forward 11 October 2018 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* Bring Back the Fifties and the Colorado Beetle! On 17 July 1983, the legendary Operation INFEKTION was unleashed. A marginal left wing Indian newspaper Patriot published an anonymous letter: “AIDS may invade India: Mystery disease caused by US experiments.” Supported by Soviet press and a pseudoscientific report from East… Continue reading EU East StratCom Task Force: Russia Brings Back the Fifties and the Colorado Beetle! – Disinformation Review