Thursday, June 20, 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.

Russia Activates New Defense Management Center

Since President Vladimir Putin appointed Sergei Shoigu as defense minister in November 2012, the greatest organizational innovation in the Russian Armed Forces has been...

Putin’s Friend Profits in Purge of Schoolbooks

The purge began in late winter. One by one, hundreds of textbooks that Russian schoolchildren had relied upon for years were deemed unsuitable for...

Sham observer org for Ukrainian separatist strongholds invented day before election

There will be a facsimile of an election Sunday in the Donetsk People’s Republic, which is just a faint facsimile of a state. So...

Kremlin-backed RT to launch UK TV news channel

The Kremlin-backed news channel Russia Today, or RT, will launch a dedicated UK TV channel on Thursday to “dissect the implications of major international...

Report: Russian government sponsored hackers behind long running attacks

A new report by cybersecurity firm FireEye says that the Russian group has targeted regional governments, as well as NATO and U.S. defense contractors. FireEye...