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How to verify YouTube videos

Amnesty International launches a new site to help journalists verify YouTube videos You can hear gunshots in the background of this shaky amateur YouTube video. There’s black smoke rising out of what looks to be a mosque; the narrator speaks in Arabic; the video’s description says the video was shot in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria. The video is compelling, but is it real? If it’s real, does this video

The big role of russophile trolls in Putin’s media warfare in the West

This a translation of Janne ‘Rysky’ Riiheläinen‘s blog post “Valheiden tulivoimaa” in his blog Väkivallaton maanpuolustus ja sen henki on July 21, 2014. Russia has attacked Ukraine and wages a new type of war. It has been called hybrid warfare, because it combines traditional armed force with cyber attacks, information warfare, trade policy and all manner of other means of coercion and pressure. In addition, maintained plausible deniability is absolutely

About propaganda, fakes and release of untrue information during the Russian-Ukrainian conflict

During World War II enemy aircrafts dumped propaganda leaflets on the cities, writes Sergei Didkovskiy in his article for Ain.ua. The leaflets appealed: “Defect.” And thereafter, they were describing the benefits of switching over to the enemies’ side. The leaflets were scattered by both sides – the allies and the “evil”. Even before that the military opponents of Vlad Dracula printed (on what they could then print on) chunks of

Leaked Correspondence Shows Agency’s “Trolling”

Anonymous International last week uploaded hacked correspondence alleged to be between employees and their superiors at the Internet Research Agency, a secretive company based in the village of Olgino near St. Petersburg, which revealed its extensive pro-Kremlin activities on the Internet. The correspondence showed that paid bloggers and commenters have been heavily used to infiltrate the Internet forums of Western media outlets and blogs, even posing as Westerners despite their

Fake: 82% of Czechs believe that the Malaysian Boeing was shot down by Ukrainian army

Information about Czech survey findings is being actively spread throughout the Network. July 19 it was published by Russian mass media. According to them, 82% of Czechs accuse Ukrainian army of shooting down the Malaysian aircraft. 13% believe that the plane was shot down by Donbas separatists, 3% accuse Russia. 2% of respondents think that it was an accident. This survey was conducted by the Czech site «Parlamentni Listy». Web

Fake: Ukrainian army transported SAM “Buk” with one missing rocket on the territory controlled by Ukraine

On July, 18 on his Facebook page Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov published the video message about covert surveillance units recorded a transportation of an air defense missile system “Buk” through the city Krasnodon of Luhansk region in the direction of the Russian border. Also this message was posted on the Interior Ministry website. “On the video one can see uncovered missiles. Two missiles are in place

The Infowar Rages in Moscow

From flying corpses to Spanish air traffic controllers, Russian media are doing their best to muddy the waters around what happened to MH17. MOSKOW — One of the first of the various bizarre theories to emerge from the Russian media’s coverage of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 downing was also one of the most outlandish: the Tale of the Spanish Dispatcher. The night of the disaster, a certain “Carlos,” presenting

Network spreads fake Time cover with Angela Merkel

Social networks and some news resources massively spread the cover image of the latest issue of the respected American magazine Time, which shows the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The attention of Ukrainian users is attracted to the following line on the cover “Danke Frau Ribbentrop” (“Thank you, Mrs. Ribbentrop”). The fact is that massive number of Ukrainian Facebook users posted this particular phrase on the Facebook page of Merkel a

Russia Today declared a marginal blog, which accused Ukraine of Malaysian airliner tragedy, as “Western media”

Website of the International Russian TV channel Russia Today reported that, according to Western media reports, Donetsk separatists have not shot down Malaysian Airlines airliner as it allegedly “not their style.” The article refers to RT subsidiary resource InoTV, which in turn indicates the information source as the German edition Der Freitag. At the same time, RT and InoTV implied that the original author of the material was Der Freitag.

A soldier of Brigade 72 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine denied Lyashko proposing to the commander to succumb to the insurgents

A member of Verkhovna Rada Oleh Lyashko published the following post on his Facebook page: Translation: “Shock! I am always talking to the soldiers of Brigade 72 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who are fighting heroically on the frontline with the terrorists. They are having hard time like nobody else. I have informed both the Minister of Defense and the President about their extremely difficult situation. The soldiers have

Malaysian Jet Tragedy: Analysis of Hypotheses

On July, 17 at about 16:20 Kyiv time, a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft was downed above the Donetsk region of Ukraine while performing the MH17 flight Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur. After this tragedy, a number of hypotheses have been put forward, some of which blame the Ukrainian side for what happened. StopFake tried to analyse some of them. Hypothesis: Ukrainian air traffic controllers re-routed the flight According to some media outlets,

The lie: Ukrainian army shot down civil Malaysia Airlines flight

Lots of mass media accused Ukraine of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 crash that happened on July 17 over Donetsk Oblast. But such statement is not consistent with reality. Let’s start from the fact that on July 17 Russian TV channel LifeNews broadcasted right after the crash that terrorists shot down a Ukrainian plane: “Citizen soldiers report that they managed to shot down one more air carrier of Ukrainian Air Forces.

RT “Covers” the Shooting Down of MH17

Operating a fake news channel to promote state propaganda comes with considerable intrinsic problems and contradictions. Propaganda and news reporting have contrary purposes that propagandists carefully work to obscure by various means. That’s the art of propaganda: blurring the line between reality and BS, creating false equivalencies between the two, and implicitly arguing that the BS is superior. That’s easy for the propagandist when he can cherry-pick what he covers

Lies: Spanish Flight Operations Officer from Kiev Informed about Ukrainian Planes Involved in Boeing Tragedy

July 17 Russia Today quoted some Carlos, who is claimed to be a Spanish flight operation officer allegedly working in Kiev airport «Borispol». According to the aforementioned Carlos, Ukrainian jet fighters were in air near the Boeing when it disappeared. He posted this information on Twitter (a repost from Russia Today can be found there as well). His account https://twitter.com/spainbuca is no longer active at the moment. It is inaccessible, though

NATO: Russia’s accusations – setting the record straight (July 2014)

NATO’s main public website published rebuttal of a series of russian accusations against NATO which are based on misrepresentations of the facts. Here is document that sets the record straight. Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has led to Russia’s international isolation, including NATO’s suspension of all practical cooperation with Russia. To divert attention away from its actions, Russia has levelled a series of accusations against NATO which are based on misrepresentations

One more lie: two priests from Sloviansk were killed by Ukrainian nationalists

Radio “The Voice of Russia” sophisticated the words of Ukrainian Internal Affair Minister’s Advisor Anton Geraschebko, which were said in Kiev on July 14, during the briefing meeting. There was talk of bodies of two priests, exhumed by Ukrainian public forces. The priests were killed by terrorists for helping Antiterrorist Forces. There was the following text under the heading «Two priests from Slavyansk killed for assisting self-defense forces»: This must

Lies: Crucifixion on «Channel One»

July 12 «Channel One» showed an interview with some Galina Pyshniak, who was introduced as a refugee from Ukrainian city of Sloviansk. She told how Ukrainian soldiers having entered the city and gathered all the citizens on the central square, had allegedly performed a public execution of a wife and a small son of one of the militias. According to the woman, the boy was crucified on a bulletin board,

Throwing a Wrench In Russia’s Propaganda Machine

RT, also known as Russia Today (that’s not entirely accurate anymore, but it’s a long story), is the English-language Russian media Goliath which has a lot to boast about, writes James Miller in his article for The Interpreter. A 2012 Pew Research poll found that RT had the most Youtube videos of any news agency on the planet. The Kremlin-operated agency is now available to more than 86 million cable

The Lie: Russian Militants were not Killed in Ukraine

July 10 Russian news agency ITAR-TASS published on its site the news with a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia: information about dead Russians in Ukraine is a result of Ukrainian propaganda. Answering a question of a Ukrainian journalist if Russian diplomats have information how many Russian citizens were killed in Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said: “I’m unfamiliar with such statistics and I think

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