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Disinformation Review: Twenty Years of Distorting the Media

By EU vs Disinfo This week’s disinformation cases reflect a culture of resentment that has become an established trend in the loyal pro-Kremlin media over the last decade. The Russian word обида – “obida” – umbrage, resentment, pouting, holding a grudge – has become a core element in shaping public attitudes by the state media’s spin doctors. The Russian writer Andrey Arkhangelsky, featured earlier on our website,  writes in an

Disinformation Review: circling the Earth

By EU vs Disinfo As the North American Aerospace Defense Command prepares for its traditional tracking of Santa’s journey around the globe on December 24, it’s also a suitable time to see how well the pro-Kremlin media covers the planet. Based on our research, we were able to come up with close to 30 countries where Sputnik has created a web page. Those countries range from Vietnam to Armenia and

Disinformation Review: In the cards this week

By EU vs Disinfo Cartomancy is the concept of fortune-telling, using a deck of cards. The similarity with traditional pro-Kremlin disinformation is strong: the disinformation operative uses unfounded and vague claims, suggesting connections where there are none; creating contexts from chance… just as a fortune-teller. The Kremlin cartomancers tell pleasant lies, using well-worn tropes of half-truths, ‘reliable’ narratives, clichés and prejudices. So what is in the Kremlin cards this week:

Disinformation Review: Back to basics

By EU vs Disinfo After a summer break from reporting on disinformation we are now back in business, and so are many of the regular disinformation mouthpieces. The overwhelming majority of disinformation we have seen over the last two weeks is focused on that perennial target: Ukraine. We have seen several of the usual narratives: “Ukraine is not a state”, “Ukraine is abandoned by Europe”, “there is no Ukrainian independence”. But the most

COMMENTARY: Means, goals and consequences of the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign

The EU’s East StratCom Task Force was set up by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in 2015, in response to a request from all 28 EU Heads of Government to “address Russia’s ongoing disinformation campaigns”. It is a team of eleven communications and Russian language experts, who also seek to improve communication on EU policies towards the Eastern Neighbourhood and to strengthen media plurality in the region, especially in the

“Disinformation Review” – new EU information product

We have the pleasure to present you a new EU information product called “Disinformation Review”. [389 KB] It is a weekly publication, which collects as many examples of the Russian disinformation attacks as possible, and in real time. Its objective is to show the European public the high amount of such disinformation attacks that target European audience every single day, to expose the number of countries targeted, and, thus, to

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