Fake: Europe Day to Replace Victory Day in Ukraine

Fake: Europe Day to Replace Victory Day in Ukraine

As part of a national campaign to eradicate all Soviet holidays, Ukraine wants to replace Victory Day with Europe Day, declared the pro-Kremlin site Ukraina.ru last week. “Attacks on holidays are continuing for the last three years, nationalists are trying to rewrite the history of Ukraine according to new ideological guidelines. Victory Day and International Women’s Day are singled out for particular repudiation,” writes Ukraina.ru. As its source for this

A Russian top politician reaches for the Moon

By EU vs Disinfo The Moon has fascinated people since the beginning of time. Poets, painters, soothsayers, healers and scientists have all used the Moon to explain the unexplainable. In ancient times, the Moon was thought to cause mental disorders – lunacy. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. A giant step for mankind. We, as a species, reached out and grabbed the moon. And despite

Crimea: Game not over

By EU vs Disinfo “Krym – nash! Crimea is ours!”  This was the slogan Russian authorities used for celebrating the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula – a process which started five years ago, in February 2014. Since then, the Crimean question has not only been a struggle over territory; the annexation also laid the ground for a struggle over truth, which remains until this day. Polite and green men Heavily

The leprous distilment of disinformation

By EU vs Disinfo Sleeping within my orchard My custom always of the afternoon, Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole, With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial, And in the porches of my ears did pour The leperous distilment William Shakespeare; Hamlet, Act I, Scene V. There’s poison everywhere. Fake poison, real poison. Pro-Kremlin disinformation media are claiming that Sergei Skripal has been dead for half a year and that

Fake Narratives in Times of Presidential Elections: How Hybrid War Reshapes The Agenda of Ukrainian TV

Author: Anastasiia Grynko, PhD Fieldwork and Coding: Artem Laptiiev For ‘Stop Fake’ January-February 2019 Introduction Ukraine has been placed in the center of hybrid war since Russian occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbas[1]. Forgeries, or fake news, manufactured by Kremlin for political and military purposes,  have been dissiminated inside and outside of Russia targeting various states and audiences. Fake news have been widely defined as manipulative information in

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report by House of Commons

By House of Commons, UK Parliament Summary This is the Final Report in an inquiry on disinformation that has spanned over 18 months, covering individuals’ rights over their privacy, how their political choices might be affected and influenced by online information, and interference in political elections both in this country and across the world—carried out by malign forces intent on causing disruption and confusion. We have used the powers of

Disinfo analysis: Moscow’s Balkan defeat

By Polygraph Polygraph.info has used North Macedonia as the shorter version of the new official name of the Republic of North Macedonia. Since the new name came into force on February 12, 2019, we have used the earlier name Macedonia for past events and prior quotations. Contrary to Kremlin’s assertion that North Macedonia is a small country of little strategic importance to NATO, Moscow has invested substantial efforts to undermine

Robotrolling 2019. Issue 1

By NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence Executive summary This report presents top-level findings from the first research project to systematically track and measure the scale of inauthentic activity on the Russian social network VK. On VK, a vocal core consisting of loyal news media, pro-Kremlin groups, and bots and trolls dominates the conversation about NATO. The volume of material from this core group is such, that overall genuine users

Kremlin Watch Briefing: The new British report summarizing the British inquiry into disinformation includes exemplary recommendations

Topics of the Week The UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published its final report on disinformation with multiple recommendations, including the necessity of social media to take legal responsibility for harmful content and the reform of electoral laws. Three online video channels targeting American millennials have been suspended by Facebook due to evidence they are funded by the Russian government. New Robotrolling: On the social network VK, only 14 % of messages

Fake: Ukraine Recognized as One of the Most Dangerous Countries for Workers

Russian pro-Kremlin site Politnavigator published a story last week claiming that Ukraine was one of the most dangerous countries in the world for workers.  The story further alleges that Ukraine does not provide an adequate level of safety in the workplace and disregards the need for social dialogue, thereby driving large numbers of Ukrainians to leave the country in search of a better life. Politnavigator attributes these claims to Anton

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