Tag "Russian propaganda"

Fake: Ukraine‘s New Holiday – Day of the Avenger

Day of the Avenger – that’s what scores of Russian media called Ukraine’s Volunteer Day, a new March 14 holiday recently enacted by the Ukrainian legislature. Sputnik, Gosnovosti, Fond Strategicheshoy Kultury, DNR24 all carried this fake story, some embellishing it so far as to claim that Ukraine’s government needs an Avenger Day to raise support for the war in eastern Ukraine and to “glorify volunteer avengers who went to kill

Populism in Europe and Its Russian Love Affair

By Dalibor Rohac, Edit Zgut, Lóránt Győri, American Enterprise Institute Key Points Populism is on the rise across Europe, often with help from Russian propaganda. Because of its corrosive effects on confidence in NATO, EU, and democratic politics at large, the growth of populism is of immediate interest to US policymakers. The historical record suggests that support for populists rises after financial crises, which result in sluggish economic recoveries. Therefore,

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 Russian “Firehose of Falsehood” Propaganda Model

Why It Might Work and Options to Counter It by Christopher Paul, Miriam Matthews, for RAND Since its 2008 incursion into Georgia (if not before), there has been a remarkable evolution in Russia’s approach to propaganda. The country has effectively employed new dissemination channels and messages in support of its 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula, its ongoing involvement in the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and its antagonism of

StopFakeNews #101 [ENG] with Irena Chalupa

The latest edition of StopFake News with Irena Chalupa. Among the disinformation debunked this week are a fake story about another separatist “consulate” opening in Europe, claims that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is autistic, building a church under false pretenses and more.

A guide to Russian propaganda. Part 2: Whataboutism

Euromaidan Press presents its second video dealing with Russia’s propaganda tactics. Find the first video here: A guide to Russian propaganda. Part 1: Propaganda prepares Russia for war. The Russian propaganda machine produces endless streams of fakes and manipulative stories. While at times they may seem outrageous or silly, they are far from being random. Russian propaganda for both domestic and foreign audiences follows techniques that stem from Goebbel’s times. Ultimately,

Richard Grenell: Russia ramps up the propaganda machine

Political insiders in Washington, D.C., have a long history of getting duped by foreigners pushing propaganda. The political agendas of these international players can range from largely innocent parochial issues to calls for U.S. military action to stop an injustice. Or in the case of Russian propagandists, to sway a national election that few people in the West are watching. The costs to governments and individuals affected by an erroneous

StopFakeNews #94 [ENG] with Michael Getto

The latest edition of StopFake News with public policy and electoral consultant Michael Getto. Among this week’s fakes, more claims that southern Ukraine is a training ground for ISIS fighters, Spanish media call the Ukrainian coat of arms a fascist emblem, more unsubstantiated claims that Ukraine is ignoring the Minsk agreement and French MPs visit Crimea and give Russian propaganda a field day.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: June 2016 Part 2

GLOBSEC Policy Institute’s bi-weekly overview of conventional and social media discourse in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia monitors propaganda and disinformation attempts, as well as democratic responses in the on-going information war, in order to increase awareness about this recently emerged challenge and promote fact-based discussion in Central Europe. NATO EU USA Pro-Russian propaganda in the second half of June 2016 generally tried to undermine big transnational institutions, namely

The most comprehensive guide ever to MH17 conspiracies

The report of the Dutch Safety Board investigation on the causes of the MH17 crash was released on 13 October 2015. It concludes that the Malaysian Boeing that crashed into the fields of Donbas on 17 July 2014 was destroyed by a surface-to-air Russian-made Buk anti-aircraft missile. The Chairman of the Board admitted to journalists that it was fired from territory most probably controlled by Russian-backed militants, doing away with

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