Fake: US Allocates $250 Million to Ukraine for War and Provocations against Russia

Fake: US Allocates $250 Million to Ukraine for War and Provocations against Russia

 The United States will give Ukraine $250 million dollars for the war in Donbas Russian media announced last week, citing a draft law on America’s 2020 defense spending budget.  RT, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Gazeta.ru and others claim that next year the Pentagon intends to use Ukraine as a military buffer between the US and Russia. The publications feature Russian experts who claim that by increasing defense aid to Ukraine, the US

How Serbian Sputnik infiltrated a disinformation hub in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By EU vs Disinfo Although most of the sources of political disinformation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are local media, a large disinformation hub is formed by an alarmingly high number of media from neighbouring countries, potentially used by foreign political actors. Serbian edition of Sputnik is the only foreign-owned media in this hub. These are the findings of the recently published report “Disinformation in the Online Sphere: The Case

False friends

By EU vs Disinfo Everybody needs a friend – to laugh, cry or watch ‘‘Friends” episodes with, where every problem is solved sooner or later, because friends help each other out. Friends share their experiences, thoughts and values – and if they don’t share the latter, they listen to what the other side has to say and then engage in a respectful discussion. But there are no friends in the

The Chornobyl disaster and the power of story-telling

By EU vs Disinfo The TV show ”Chernobyl”, produced by HBO and Sky, has been getting attention in different parts of the world, from the US to Russia. The five-part miniseries tells the dramatized story of the nuclear accident that happened in Chornobyl in 1986, which resulted in a reactor blow-up, evacuation of the city of Pripyat, 31 immediate deaths and vast numbers of people and animals suffering from acute radiation syndrome. The

StopFakeNews #239 with Marko Suprun

Fake: Kyiv admits shelling Donbas civilian areas. Netherlands hold Ukraine responsible for the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash. Russia’s obsession with Ukraine.

Distortion: Ukraine Will Confiscate Donbas Residents’ Property

Residents of Ukraine’s Russian occupied territories who have taken Russian citizenship will be deprived of their property scores of Russian media reported last week. Accusing Ukraine of Russophobia and inciting inter-ethnic strife between countries, Russian media emphasize that Ukraine considers Donbas residents to be second rate people. On June 4 the Ukrainian parliamentary website noted that a bill was introduced by MP Oleh Musiy to amend existing laws regarding the

#EUelections2019: Disinformation’s Role in the Czech Republic

By Jonáš Syrovátka, for Disinfo Portal The possibility that disinformation might influence the European parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic was not taken lightly by the local expert community. Several projects aiming to analyze and counter this threat emerged prior to the elections. One of these projects, a study conducted by the Prague Security Studies Institute, analyzed websites known to be spreading manipulative content about the EU in the Czech

If you don’t like the answer, ask a different question

By EU vs Disinfo Following indications of a decrease in president Putin’s personal approval rating, Russia’s state-owned polling agency last month decided to publish the results of an alternative methodology, in which voters were asked a different question. As a result of the new wording, the number immediately skyrocketed from 30.5% – the lowest since 2012 – to an impressive 72.3%. From open to closed question The trick to make

Fake: Kyiv Admits Shelling Donbas Civilian Areas

Russian media quickly jumped at the first television appearance of Ukrainian presidential spokeswoman Yulia Mendel, turning an unfortunate comment she made into an alleged admission that Ukraine’s military is killing Donbas civilians in eastern Ukraine. StopFake has repeatedly debunked such Russian claims. In this case, Mendel’s choice of words were twisted and taken out of context, and claims that Ukrainian soldiers shoot at civilians are simply not true. Presidential press

Russian independent journalism under disinformation attack

By EU vs Disinfo In Russia, independent journalism survives in pockets of oxygen, surrounded by dominating state-controlled networks and Kremlin-loyal private media outlets. Thursday’s arrest of an investigative reporter in Moscow is an example of the continued suppression of such independent voices. The case also shows that Russian authorities and pro-Kremlin media do not shy away from using disinformation as a weapon against journalists. Wrong apartment On Thursday 6 June

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