Tag "Genocide"

Keywords of Disinformation: Genocide, Nazi – and the World Cup

By EU vs Disinfo What could genocide and Nazis possibly have in common with the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Nothing would be the most obvious answer. But for the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigners all these three topics serve as sources of inspiration. This week, it was all about creating a smokescreen around one of the most important frontlines: Ukraine. As we have seen before, the increased violence in Donbas – like recently

How the word ‘genocide’ is abused in pro-Kremlin language

By EU vs Disinfo More and more often, the word ‘genocide’ is used by pro-Kremlin outlets and communicators to describe things that have nothing to do with genocide. Besides the lack of respect for victims of real genocides, this abuse of terminology undermines the very concept of genocide as a large-scale violation of human rights. Ukrainian ‘genocide’ Ukraine is probably the most frequent target of this alternative use of the

Fake: US Accuses Ukraine of Genocide against Its People

Scores of Russian media disseminated a story this week claiming that during a meeting with business leaders US President Donald Trump accused Ukraine of waging genocide against its own people. PolitForum,Sruuss-westi.ru, Vao News, PolitNews, 7dniv.info, Mir and several other Russian sites ran this fake story. Donald Trump allegedly made this accusation during a business roundtable, which was reported by CNN radio, Russian sites claim. However, CNN never ran such a

Fake: Obama Accuses Ukraine Authorities of Genocide

On September 23, internet media posted false reports claiming that U.S. President Barack Obama had “accused Ukrainian authorities of the genocide of their own people” in a speech to a business roundtable. They cited CNN as their source. They quoted Obama as saying: “With the inability and unwillingness of Ukrainian authorities to improve things, their actions make the conditions of all the population considerably worse and can’t be called anything

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