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Fake: Carpatho-Rusyns Region Demands Autonomy

On March 14, the Russian news agency TASS incorrectly reported that the Ukrainian region of Carpatho-Rusyns was demanding total autonomy. TASS cites Petro Hetsko as its source, calling him the leader of Carpatho-Rusyns. According to Hetsko, on March 14, a congress of Rusyn organizations agreed to demand the recognition of Rusyns as a nationality and to enter into a dialogue with Kyiv in order to obtain autonomy for Transcarpathian Ruthenia.

FAKE: Crimean Tatar autonomy is not a territorial autonomy.

On March 30th Russian TV channel “Vesti” reported reported, that the Crimean Tatar autonomy is not territorial autonomy. They refer to Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev, who argues that it is solely about preservation of the identity of the indigenous population of the peninsula. He said that we should not be afraid of the term, it is defined, and, supposedly, there is a corresponding federal law about national-cultural autonomy.

Lifenews.ru lies about 3 Ukrainian air defense regiment desertion into Crimea Autonomy side

On the 4th of March ligenews.ru announced an urgent message about readiness of Ukrainian soldiers and local population to defend Crimea . Supposedly 3 Ukrainian air defense regiment, 800 soldiers and officers announced this message. Lifenews.ru website also announced, that military regiments, located in Evparotia, Feodosia and Fiolenta changed over into Crimea’s side. Earlier on, 30 Ukrainian air-defense crews already took the side of Crimea,  says lifenews.ru Aleksandr Markin, executive of military base

Sputnik falsely claims that NATO combats Orthodoxy

By Polygraph Sputnik Serbia Russian government-sponsored web portal “The persecution of the SPC [Serbian Orthodox Church] in North Macedonia, as well as the latest heightened tensions and pressure on the SPC diocese in Montenegro can be interpreted as part of the wider strategy of the West to counter Orthodoxy.” Source: Sputnik Serbia False The West does not counter Orthodoxy, but the Serbian Orthodox Church has been undermining the sovereignty of

How could deepfakes impact the 2020 U.S. elections?

By Nicholas Diakopoulos and Deborah Johnson, for NiemanLab Seven scenarios — from faked scandalous audio to voter intimidation to imagined journalistic corruption — show the sorts of misinformation disruptions that could be coming. New technologies used to produce deepfakes are rapidly advancing and becoming more accessible, allowing users to make compelling video and audio clips of individuals doing and saying things they never did or said. Users can, for instance,

What Jesus Christ would have done to Poroshenko: Russian propaganda reacts to tomos

The Kremlin-led TV assures its viewers that Ukraine’s President will pay patriarch Bartholomew with Yuri Dolgorukiy’s remains. By  Olena Sheremeta, for Detector media Translated to English by Stanislav Olenchenko Read in Russian With the November’s decision of the Council of Ecumenical Patriarchate to grant autocephaly to Ukrainian Orthodox church, Russian media went through a phase of hysteria. As new topics emerged (which often were also concerned with Ukrainian politics, not 

Fake: Moldova Renounces Transnistria for NATO

Moldova will hand over Transnistria to Russia in return for NATO membership, announced several pro-Kremlin media earlier this month. According to Svobodnaya Pressa, RIA Novosti, Izvestia, Lenta.ru and others Moldova will abandon Transnistria if it becomes a stumbling block in its growing cooperation with NATO. And it is none other than the European Union which is forcing Moldova to abandon Transnistria, claims the publication Vesti,  because if it turns out

Russian Reporter Blames George H.W. Bush and the Persian Gulf War for Fomenting ‘Chaos’ in the Middle East

By Polygraph Dmitry Smirnov Kremlin Special Correspondent for Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper “At the age of 94, George Bush Sr. died – the man who started the Gulf War, marking the beginning of the current chaos in the Middle East. If we say nothing but good about the dead, about Bush Sr. say nothing.” Source: Twitter MISLEADING President George H.W. Bush did not start the war in the Persian Gulf. On

Russian Embassy distorts story about anti-vaccine disinformation

By Polygraph Russian UK Embassy Twitter account Official social media account “In a strange twist of logic the author tells us Russia is against vaccination, which is actually a must in Russia.” Source: Twitter, November 5, 2018 FALSE The article did not say Russia is against vaccinations. On November 5, the Twitter account of the Russian Embassy in Britain tweeted a photo of an article by newspaper columnist Clare Foges,

Russian Church spokesman falsely compares Ukrainian Church to Nazis

By Polygraph Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) Bishop of Russian Orthodox Church and Head of the Department of External Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church “The Ukrainian authorities want to completely seize the Ukrainian Church, to outlaw it, and for this purpose various kinds of bills are being created. For example, there is such a bill that says the Ukrainian Orthodox Church should be renamed ‘the Russian Church in Ukraine’.” Source: RIA

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