It’s too early to declare Facebook’s anti-fake news efforts a failure

It’s too early to declare Facebook’s anti-fake news efforts a failure

By Laura Hazard Owen, NiemanLab Plus: A new report on the many types of trolls, and what happens when fact and fiction get blended together. The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might have missed. “Fake Media Facebook will tell you this article is disputed.”

RT Editor-in-Chief Responds to Macron ‘Propaganda’ Accusations

Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russian state news organization RT,  has responded to accusations that RT is a source of anti-Western propaganda. French President Emmanuel Macron described Russian news outlets Sputnik and RT as “agents of influence” May 28 after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Simonyan responded saying that by the French President’s logic, all Western media should be “thrown out of Russia.” “We were not against Macron,” the

The Daily Vertical: Putin Meets The World He Created (Transcript)

By Brian Whitmore, RFE/RL Vladimir Putin just got a little taste of the world he created. He got pomp and circumstance amid the opulent splendor of Versailles. And he got a public dressing down from French President Emmanuel Macron. The 39-year-old French leader berated the 64-year-old KGB veteran about election meddling, the conflict in Syria, and LGBT rights in Russia. He even used an exhibition of Peter the Great, the

Kremlin Watch Monitor. May 30, 2017

STRATCOM SUMMIT 2017 Two weeks ago, the European Values think-tank welcomed altogether 330 participants of the second STRATCOM SUMMIT representing 29 countries at the Czech Ministry of Interior. Specifically, 140 governments specialists representing 27 countries came to the restricted part of the SUMMIT. Amongst the key-note speakers, there were the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who called for more funding and support to the EEAS East STRATCOM unit, and the

Russian Media, Ambassador Fuel Conspiracy About Seth Rich Murder

Source: Twitter account of the Russian Embassy in United Kingdom, May 18, 2017 By Polygraph Seth Rich was a 27-year-old employee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) who was shot dead in Washington, DC on July 20, 2016 early in the morning as he returned home from a bar. His murder has become the source of conspiracy theories claiming that he is the person who leaked the DNC’s emails to

Ukraine, Russia and propaganda: Macron sets his red lines at Versailles

By Aline Robert, EURACTIV.fr The presidents of France and Russia met at Versailles yesterday (29 May) in an attempt to inject some life into bilateral relations. An uncompromising Emmanuel Macron heavily criticised Russia’s propaganda outlets, Sputnik and Russia Today. EURACTIV France reports. At the tail end of an unprecedented diplomatic marathon, which included the NATO summit in Brussels and the G7 meeting in Italy, President Emmanuel Macron met Russian counterpart

Moscow TV Round-Up: Propaganda and Patriotism

By Mark H. Teeter, The Moscow Times It’s propaganda, piracy and patriotism week on Moscow TV, as small-screen viewers are treated to fine documentary and feature films that offer everyone from concerned flag-wavers to potential buccaneers some new and enlightening perspectives on all three P’s. Here’s the where and when: What was the last time you saw Russia-targeted American propaganda featured on Moscow TV? Same here. On MONDAY, however, Kultura’s

StopFakeNews #133 [ENG] with Marko Suprun

The latest edition of StopFake News with Marko Suprun. This week we look at Russian accusations that a prominent historian is calling on Ukrainians to cut all ties with family in Russia, fake claims that Kyiv is cracking down on its Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia and cancelling train travel to Russia.

Putin Doesn’t Want Russians to Continue Focusing on Crimea, Goryunova Says

By Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia Vladimir Putin, who exploited Russian euphoria over the Anschluss of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea three years ago to boost his own power, now wants Russians to pay less attention to that region so that they will not be as inclined to complain about the costs to them of that annexation, according to Yevgeniya Goryunova. “Russian euphoria about the annexation of Crimea has significantly

Fake: Ukraine Loses from Trade with EU

On May 9 the Russian newspaper Gazeta.ru published a story claiming that Ukraine is losing out on trade with the European Union as negotiated export quotas are filled quickly and manufacturers have been unable to replace the lost Russian market with new customers. The publication claims that limited export quotas don’t allow most businesses to make a profit and the Ukrainian government has failed to convince the EU to increase

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