Building blocks of disinformation: Case of Notre Dame

Building blocks of disinformation: Case of Notre Dame

By EU vs Disinfo It took almost two hundred years, from 1163-1345, to complete the construction of Notre Dame Cathedral on a small island in the middle of the Seine. But it took only a couple of hours for the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine to exploit tragedy yet again and start spreading inflammatory, contradictory and divisive messages, even while the jewel of Paris still burned on Monday evening. The devastating fire

The referendum on North Macedonia’s name was legal

By Margarita Assenova, for Polygraph Sergey Lavrov Russia’s foreign minister “When Montenegro and Macedonia were out of the blue dragged into NATO, the situation with Macedonia’s name was used in a brazen manner. They held a referendum organized in gross violation of the constitution, which in Macedonia requires a referendum to put forward only one question, but they put forward three: do you want to be a member of the

NATO Special: Global dictatorship and unleashing all the wars of the last 25 years

By EU vs Disinfo As NATO turned 70 last week, pro-Kremlin media obviously felt obliged to draw their audience’s attention to NATO’s atrocities and expansive nature, not to mention some broken promises. What first draws the reader’s attention is the coordination. In Russian the guidelines about which themes to cover, who is to be treated positively, who should have negative coverage and who should be altogether ignored is called the

The EU’s Camps in Ukraine: A case of proactive disinformation

By EU vs Disinfo “Guantanamo Near Donetsk: Ukraine has been building a concentration camp for the separatists.”  In April 2015, this message headlined a story published by Zvezda, the official outlet of Russia’s Ministry of Defence. The story also told that “according to documents found at the facility, the construction was financed by the European Union.” Zvezda’s publication was not an isolated event. In a matter of one week in 2015, different Russian media

StopFake News #230 with Marko Suprun

Fake: President Poroshenko afraid to debate candidate Volodymyr Zelensky. Ukraine and Georgia exacerbating situation in Black Sea region. Russian anchor admits she lies on television.

Fake: New EU Colonization Methods

The European Union is increasing financing of events aimed to influence the internal affairs of other countries. In 2020 the EU intends to allocate 1.5 million euro to promote democracy and this, according to Russian political analysts, is a tool for modern day colonization of other states. “In fact, measures to promote democracy are simply mechanisms for creating an infrastructure of influence and a network of agents of influence with

Fake: Kurt Volker Interferes in Ukraine’s Internal Affairs

Pro-Kremlin site Ukraina.ru accused U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker of interfering in Ukraine’s internal affairs. The story cites Viktor Medvedchuk, the leader of the Opposition Platform for Life party, who during a television interview said that Volker had exceeded his authority and violated Ukrainian legislation. In an April 4 interview with American PBS public broadcaster Kurt Volker was asked if he thought presidential front-runner Volodymyr Zelensky was a

Fake: Half of Donbas IDPs Can’t Find Work in Ukraine

More than half of Ukraine’s  Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)who left Russian occupied Donbas can’t find employment on Ukrainian territory, reported Russian and Ukrainian media on April 9. These stories refer to a study by Ukraine’s National System for IDP Monitoring but do not provide any links to the actual study itself. They also claim that IDPs can’t are forced to return to the occupied territories because they can’t find adequate

Russian News Monitor: April 1-7, 2019

By Ukrainian Election Task Force This is a regular weekly report by Detector Media, a partner of the Ukrainian Election Task Force, offering exclusive content covering the three main Russian state TV talk shows, particularly these shows’ coverage of Ukraine and the 2019 presidential election. Kremlin-backed media outlets often generate disinformation narratives that are then spread throughout Ukraine as well as Western Europe and the United States. We have identified

On British TV, Russian ambassador repeats debunked poisoning narrative

By Polygraph Alexander Yakovenko Russian ambassador to the UK “That’s the story of the British press and also the government, but unfortunately it’s not supported by the facts. First of all they gave an interview with Russian television and they said officially they are not part of the GRU … Second, the British side could have an opportunity to question them, but they were never asked for that.” Source: Sky

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