Monday, April 22, 2024

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.

Peace And Sudden Memory Improvement

By EUvsDisinfo Last week brought some unexpected challenges for the Kremlin’s information manipulators and disinformation launderers. On one hand, they had to keep up the...

Greetings from Russia: a Trip from Kyiv to Korea

By EUvsDisinfo In the not-so-distant past, the slogan ‘From Vancouver to Vladivostok’ epitomised a system of international relations built on cooperation or at least a stable framework....

The Wrong, the Wicked, and the Wacky – Claims about the EU Mission in...

By EUvsDisinfo ‘Good’ old stories On 23 January 2023, the European Council announced the creation of the European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA). Its staff consist of unarmed civilian experts, including...

Russian Agents Cloaked in Mantles of the Macedonian Orthodox Church

By Goran Lefkov, for Meta Even before Vasian Zmeev, Russian agents in North Macedonia were carrying out hostile activities related to religion, but through Greece....

Suspicious Facebook assets amplify pro-Kremlin Bulgarian ‘mushroom’ websites

by Sopo Gelava for DFRLab More than one hundred Facebook assets promoted links to external websites sharing pro-Kremlin propaganda in Bulgaria. Cover photo: Journalists record Italian Air Force Eurofighter...

Putin’s Re-Election And the Messages It Brings

By EUvsDisinfo A lot has already been reported about the so-called presidential elections in Russia during 15-17 March. There were no surprises, and reactions from the...

Jointly Inflating a Disinformation Bubble – The Transnistrian Region and International Media

By EUvsDisinfo Over the past weeks Moldova has got a lot of international press coverage. The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, DW, France 24, Euractiv, European Pravda, The Moscow Times, Meduza, Balkan Insight, CNN, CNBC, The...

Years of War

By EUvsDisinfo 24 February was a sombre day marking two years of Russia’s full-scale war of aggression against Ukraine. The war has also been a cyber and...

Putin’s unpunished Crimean crime set the stage for Russia’s 2022 invasion

By Mercedes Sapuppo, for UkraineAlert On February 24, the world will reflect on the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. While attention is understandably...

Pyrrhic Victories And Crickets Chirping In The Graveyard

By EUvsDisinfo This week, the Kremlin’s steely gaze was affixed on Avdiivka, lauding the capture of this patch of scorched earth as a breakthrough victory....