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Spread it on Reddit: How a fake story about Angela Merkel led to a far-right cluster on Reddit

By Ben Nimmo, DFRLab Germany holds elections in late 2017. Analysts have already reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel is being targeted with fake news and online attacks, espceially from hyperpartisan and conspiracy sites. In this report, the DFRLab tracks one fake story about Merkel posted on Reddit, revealing a cluster of sites supporting populist and far-right politicians in Europe. On December 23, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was given an unexpected

How Russian Propaganda Portrays European Leaders

Russia’s efforts to spread disinformation in other countries as part of a hybrid war against the West sometimes make us forget that the media networks inside Russia also greatly matter. Even though Russia’s domestic media targets the Russian-speaking population, its narratives and portrayals of the international scene can tell us a lot about Russia’s foreign policy, František Vrabel, Jakub Janda, and Veronika Víchová wrote for Atlantic Council. Uncovering the roles

Putin Allying with Europe’s Far Right Not Just to Change European Policies but to Change Europe, Eidman Says

Most commentators have suggested that Vladimir Putin is supporting the Russian extreme right to force the governments of Germany and other European countries to lift sanctions against his country, Igor Eidman says; but in fact, Putin’s goals are “much more ambitious.” He wants to change the nature of European countries and of Europe, Paul Goble wrote for Window on Eurasia. Eidman says, “to destroy its liberal foundations and to set

The West Is Ignoring Some Unpleasant Truths About Putin

At the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to have told U.S. President Barack Obama that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “in another world.” After months of near-constant shuttle diplomacy, a mere 48 hours after Minsk II was concluded, the West had to watch a humiliating Ukrainian rout at Debaltseve. While on a recent visit to Hungary, Putin gloated, “Obviously it’s bad to lose, but life is life and it still goes on.” It seems more and more clear

Social networks spread fake Time cover with Angela Merkel

Social networks and some news resources massively spread the cover image of the latest issue of the respected American magazine Time, which shows the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The attention of Ukrainian users is attracted to the following line on the cover “Danke Frau Ribbentrop” (“Thank you, Mrs. Ribbentrop”). The fact is that massive number of Ukrainian Facebook users posted this particular phrase on the Facebook page of Merkel a

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