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Fake: Ukraine Sold Moldovan Missiles to ISIS

Pro-Kremlin Russian media has once again returned to one of its favorite tropes, blaming Ukraine for complicity with terrorists. This time an unnamed Ukrainian company allegedly purchased missiles from Moldova and sold them to ISIS, writes the propagandist site Fond Strategicheskoy Kultury. The alleged transaction supposedly took place at Moldova’s Marculesti airport, which until 2017 was the Marculesti Air Force Base owned and operated by the Moldovan Defense Ministry. Russia’s

Russian Foreign Ministry: Islamic State “gone” – even as Defense Ministry says attacks in Syria “escalated”

By Polygraph Maria Zakharova Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson “MEDIA: “THE STATE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED THAT IT WILL DIRECT $230 MILLION FOR STABILIZATION IN SYRIA TO OTHER GOALS.” Right: ISIS is no longer there, the irreconcilable militants are gone, the White Helmets also have been evacuated. Who would need money in Syria? Well, the State Department isn’t going to sponsor a peaceful life.” Source: Facebook, August 17, 2018 FALSE he Islamic State

Factual Entertainment: How to make media literacy popular

By Paul Copeland BEYOND PROPAGANDA | AUGUST 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The age of information has mutated into the age of disinformation. Authoritarian rulers have learnt to entrench their power by flooding societies with disinformation that divides, confuses, and intimidates democratic opposition. Aggressive states and terrorist groups use mass-media falsifications, hate videos, and social-media trolls to destabilise other countries and communities. Across the world the Internet and global media have empowered

StopFakeNews #94 with Michael Getto

The latest edition of StopFake News with public policy and electoral consultant Michael Getto. Among this week’s fakes, more claims that southern Ukraine is a training ground for ISIS fighters, Spanish media call the Ukrainian coat of arms a fascist emblem, more unsubstantiated claims that Ukraine is ignoring the Minsk agreement and French MPs visit Crimea and give Russian propaganda a field day.

Fake: ISIS training camps in southern Ukraine

At the end of July several Russian sites ran stories devoted to one of their favorite disinformation topics, that Ukraine is a training ground for Islamic State fighters. RIA Novosti, NTV, the Defense Ministry’s television channel Zvezda, RBK, Gazeta.ru, Life.ru, Izvestia, Lenta.ru and many others disseminated this fake story identically, word for word. Russian embassies in the UK and Canada also ran this fake information in their Twitter accounts. The

Fake: Italian Journalist Claims Ukrainians Fighting on Side of ISIS

Italian journalist Lucia Goracci while reporting from the Syrian city of Aleppo points to graffitti written in Cyrillic, attributes it to Ukrainians and implies that they are most likely fighting on the side of ISIS. In a news report aired on the Italian channel TG1 on February 14, 2016 Goracci points to writing on a demolished wall and says “This writing is in the Russian alphabet, it is the city

5 Myths: Russia’s False ISIS Narrative In Syria

This article was originally published by the Institute for the Study of War and has been republished with permission. President Vladimir Putin is actively misinforming his domestic audience and the international community about Russia’s first military intervention outside the former Soviet Union since Afghanistan. Putin has created a false narrative about the Islamic State of Iraq and alSham (ISIS) to disguise the true objectives behind Russia’s intervention Syria and is

We are all Stopfake

I had a longer post planned for today, but today, and the night before, proved to be pretty hectic. How hectic? I got hit by a goddamned Porsche SUV less than a block from my home. Nothing serious, but I couldn’t help but notice how the driver sped away immediately after I was clear of her hood. Fortune smiled upon me, however, when I ran across a hilariously bad viral

Kremlin’s habit of hiding the truth: A321 case

By now, it is pretty clear to the world that the tragic crash of Russia’s Airbus A321 in Egypt over two weeks ago resulted from a terrorist bomb. But if you think that is what Russians are being fed on domestic media, think again. The Kremlin has been hiding the actual cause of the catastrophe, just as it did with the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17. And it will most

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