Tag "Czech Republic"

From English Into Russian Into Czech: Re-Translation As A Manipulative Tool

By EU vs Disinfo Russian state media have a credibility problem, and they know it. According to a 2019 survey by the independent pollster, Levada Center, about 50 per cent of Russians think that information from state-controlled TV channels – the main source of news for most Russians – is unreliable. And the number is growing each year, along with increased faith in independent web outlets and social media as alternative and more reliable

Don’t forget the offline influence world

By Jakub Kalenský, for Disinfo Portal Most disinformation research activities focus on the digital space. For understandable reasons, shares and retweets can be measured more easily than the spread of information in the analog, printed, or offline world. However, as the Czech Security Intelligence Service (Bezpečnostní informační služba, or BIS) reminds us in its fresh annual report, the non-digital information space can be just as important for the spread of

#EUelections2019: Disinformation’s Role in the Czech Republic

By Jonáš Syrovátka, for Disinfo Portal The possibility that disinformation might influence the European parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic was not taken lightly by the local expert community. Several projects aiming to analyze and counter this threat emerged prior to the elections. One of these projects, a study conducted by the Prague Security Studies Institute, analyzed websites known to be spreading manipulative content about the EU in the Czech

European elections in Central Europe: Information operations and disinformation campaigns

By Miroslava Sawiris, for GLOBSEC How are different political parties being portrayed prior to EP Elections on channels that publish disinformation? To what extent these channels have been active in the Central Europe? What narratives have been most often promoted by them in the context of the elections? The report answers these questions through case study reports from Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. PDF: EP Elections_Information Operations & Disinformation Campaigns

Coverage of the Kerch Strait incident in Czech, Hungarian and Slovak media

By Katarína Klingová, Lóránt Györi, Jonáš Syrovátka, for GLOBSEC On November 25 2018 Russian naval forces rammed, fired shots at and then seized Ukrainian vessels and their crews after they purportedly entered Russia’s twelve-mile territorial zone within the Kerch Strait. The incident heightened tensions between the Russian Federation and Ukraine following Moscow’s unlawful annexation of Crimea in 2014. It also highlighted the tense legal status of the Strait and Azov Sea,

Manipulation: Czech Republic Does Not Want to Accept Migrants Because of Ukraine

Scores of Russian media featured manipulative stories this week claiming Ukrainians are the reason for the Czech Republic refusing to accept migrants from Syria and other African countries.  Izvestia, Russia Today, Sputnik, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Channel 5, Argumenty I Fakty all featured stories with these fake claims. Russian publications refer to Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s Radio Praga (Czech Radio) interview which he gave prior to a meeting on illegal migration

Militarised Disinformation: When Highway Renovation becomes a Western Attack “to the East”

By EU vs Disinfo This week, the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign zoomed into Europe. Its magnifying glass focused on highway D1 in the Czech Republic, connecting Prague and Brno, the two biggest Czech cities. Through the lens of the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign, the renovation of the highway appeared to be suspicious business and part of preparation for a war, a Czech outlet alerted. The outlet was also convinced that highways can have

Fake news kicks into high gear in Czech presidential runoff

By Alan Crosby, for RFE/RL In the first round of the Czech presidential election earlier this month, Jiri Drahos was variously portrayed — without substantiation — as a pedophile, a thief, and a communist collaborator. The smears were part of a string of unfounded allegations in social media and on websites suspected of dealing in fake news. Now that the pro-Europe challenger’s campaign in a second-round runoff against incumbent Milos

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Czech presidential gambit

Topics of the Week Unusual vigor: In a WSJ interview, President Trump spoke about protecting the integrity of US elections from foreign interference and stated that his administration is “looking at all sorts of failsafes” in order to prevent foreign meddling in the 2018 elections. Czech presidential gambit: Miloš Zeman faces run-off after topping Czech presidential elections. The President, who has been criticised for his warm relations with Russia and

Russian Defense Ministry Site Op-Ed: Czechs Should Be Grateful for 1968 Soviet Intervention

By Polygraph.info Leonid Maslovsky, commentator “The introduction of troops into Czechoslovakia in 1968 prevented the West from carrying out a coup d’etat in Czechoslovakia using the technology of ‘velvet’ revolutions and preserved peace and harmony with all the peoples of the countries of the Warsaw Treaty Organization for more than twenty years.” Source: TV Zvezda, November 21, 2017 False: Czechs have no reason to be grateful for the Soviet invasion

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