Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Context

Stories in the Context section are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide greater insight for our readers about the techniques, methods and practices used by the Russian government in its information war. They appear on our site with the permission of their original publisher and reflect the views of the authors and not necessarily the position of StopFake’s editorial board.

Bulgarian secret services: Russia pays public figures to spread propaganda

By EURACTIV The Bulgarian secret services have data showing that Russia pays about €2000 (BGN 4,000) per month to public figures, journalists, and politicians to...

Chased Into Europe’s Embrace

By EU vs Disinfo On 23 June 2022, the European Council granted candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova and expressed readiness to do the same for Georgia...

Kremlin Watch Briefing: “Second Ukraine” in Moldova

THIS WEEK       Joke of the week Policy & Research Russian spies’ operationsThe underlying objective of the invasion U.S. Developments “Killer robots” are coming. Is the US ready for...

Eyes On The Suwalki Corridor

By EU vs Disinfo Recently, Russia shifted a part of its efforts to deceive global audiences about Lithuania. More precisely, the Suwalki Gap (also known...

Through The Looking Glass In The Kremlin

By EU vs Disinfo The Kremlin’s inability to share the reality, and take a proper look in the mirror, cements Finland and Sweden’s decision to...

Russian attitudes to Ukrainians can help to explain the atrocities

By Kseniya Oksamytna, for The Conversation Speaking to journalist Sophie Raworth on the BBC’s Sunday Morning show recently, former war crimes prosecutor Sir Howard Morrison, now an...

When Words Kill – From Moscow To Mariupol

By EU vs Disinfo For the first time, the world will observe the International Day for Countering Hate Speech on 18 June. This follows the UN General...

Another Shade Of Hate

By EU vs Disinfo Disinformation, accompanied by hate speech, continues to pour out of Russian state-controlled outlets. This week we saw another variety: in an apparent...

Why Azov is not a “neo-nazi battalion”

By Gala Sklyarevska, for Detector Media A volunteer battalion for several months in 2014 and later a part of the National Guard, Azov has become...

Kremlin Hate Speech Incites War Crimes In Ukraine

By EU vs Disinfo After years of collecting, analysing and archiving examples of Russian disinformation on the EUvsDisinfo platform, we have come to expect a...