Everyone Against Russia: Conspiracy Theories on the Rise In Russian Media

Everyone Against Russia: Conspiracy Theories on the Rise In Russian Media

By EU vs Disinfo There has been a significant increase in the appearance of conspiracy theories in Russia over the past seven years. A new study shows that references in Russian media to a select group of popular conspiracy theories are on average six to nine times more frequent now than they were in 2011. Disinformation is among the factors experts name as the reason for this increase. The top 10 conspiracy

Can The U.K. Label Any Foreign Investment as ‘Dirty Money?’

By Polygraph Dmitry Peskov Russian Presidential Press Secretary “Investors from any country can face a situation after such actions of the United Kingdom, when their investments will be called ‘dirty money’.” Source: TASS FALSE The United Kingdom has passed a law on “unexplained wealth.” That does not mean they can label any investment as “dirty money.” On May 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters in Sochi

Putin: High Treason Charges Against Journalists “Unprecedented.” Russian Journalist: “Putin Lies”

By Polygraph Vladimir Putin President, Russia “That is an unprecedented thing. They are attempting to bring high treason charges against a person for what he did publicly and for performing his professional duties. I haven’t seen anything like this in a long time.” Source: Vesti.ru, May 19, 2018 FALSE High treason charges against journalists are not unprecedented around the world, Russia included During a May 19 joint press conference in

Kremlin Watch Briefing: British MPs Want a Stronger Government Effort in Shutting the London ‘Laundromat’

Kremlin Watch Report Kremlin Watch Report: Czech deputies and senators regularly travel to Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, the regions that are suffering from the conflict with Pro-Russian separatists. There is one concrete goal in these trips and that is to legitimize the Russian foreign policy and their regime and not only for the Russian internal propaganda but to the international audience as well. Czech legislators behave this way with no matter how the

#PackOfLies: Who’s the best at holding the front line?

In the context of major election campaigns, resonant events such as Sergei Skripal’s poisoning and the Western preparation for important military steps, the armies of Kremlin trolls have become more active than ever. For example, as the US has been preparing to punish Bashar al-Assad who carried out a chemical attack against his own citizens, the Pentagon has registered a 2 000 per cent increase in the activity of Kremlin

RT’s Scottish stars face investigation

By Sarah Hurst (@XSovietNews), for StopFake Russia’s RT UK channel is now facing 11 investigations from media watchdog Ofcom, following the announcement of the latest three on May 21. Three of the cases under scrutiny relate to RT programmes hosted by former Scottish politicians Alex Salmond and George Galloway. They are interesting for the way they depict various national and international issues, and also because Russia can only benefit from

Russophobia: How Russia Exploits Western Values For Its Propaganda

By Paula Chertok Hardly a day goes by without someone from the Kremlin accusing the West of anti-Russia “frenzy,” “hysteria” or “Russophobia.” Whether the subject is the poisoning of a spy in Salisbury, a chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, hacking Ukraine’s electrical grid or interfering in the U.S. election for Donald Trump, Russia’s defense invariably includes indignant cries of anti-Russia sentiment. Today, Russophobia has become an end in itself.

StopFake #184 [ENG] with Marko Suprun

Fake: US Special representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker acknowledges Ukraine unable to return Crimea and Donbas; OSCE moderator walks out on Donbas talks because of Ukraine threats; Ukrainian military suffer heavy losses in Donbas conflict.

When the Russkiy Mir and the Spanish-speaking world meet: RT and Sputnik in Spanish

By Nicolás de Pedro and Daniel Iriarte, for Barcelona Centre for International Affairs Download As a critical element of a multidimensional political warfare scheme, disinformation represents a serious challenge for European democracies. Convinced that it faces an existential threat from the West, Russia aims to turn some key features of democracy, such as the free flow of information and the open and plural nature of European societies, into a strategic vulnerability. The

Fake: Kurt Volker Acknowledges Ukraine Unable to Return Crimea and Donbas

Ukraine is unable to return Donbas and Crimea under its jurisdiction, Russian propagandist media announced on May 17, seemingly citing the United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Ambassador Kurt Volker. Volker admits Kyiv unable to return Crimea and Donbas, RT’s headline declared, while Moskovskyi Komsomolets went even further, advising Ukraine to come to terms with the loss of Donbas and Crimea, while Gazeta.ru laconically explained simply that Russia is

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