Tag "Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17"

RIA Novosti inserts false claims in article on interview with MH17 suspect

By Polygraph RIA Novosti Russian state news outlet “Kyiv blamed the disaster on the militias, who said they did not have the means to shoot down an aircraft at such an altitude.” Source: RIA Novosti, November 1, 2019 False The “militias” openly bragged about possessing a Buk SAM system. On November 1, RIA Novosti published an article with excerpts from an interview with Volodymyr Tsemakh, a former officer in the

Artificial ventilation of MH17 lies

By EU vs Disinfo What do you do when your disinformation campaign is running both out of time and oxygen? You start artificial respiration. As we head toward the trial of four suspects for downing MH17 and murdering all 298 people on board, set to start in March next year, there is increasingly less room for the Kremlin’s disinformation campaign to mislead audiences about Russia’s responsibility for the tragedy. Yet

An unfounded foundation

By EU vs Disinfo The Strategic Culture Foundation has all the features of a modern, state-of-the-art think tank. An all-English site; tightly laid-out with a wide choice of articles on current affairs, focusing on World Politics and Security Issues. The site’s mission statement declares: “SCF works to broaden and diversify expert discussion by focusing on hidden aspects of international politics and unconventional thinking. Benefiting from the expanding power of the

Disinforming with a pot on your head

By EU vs Disinfo Modern digital technology can make it almost impossible to discern disinformation from facts. For example, computer games now look so authentic that Russian state TV has used them to illustrate what it presented as real battle scenes in Syria. And experts warn that “deep fakes” in the near future will make it increasingly difficult to separate fiction from reality. However, some people involved in the production of disinformation still stick to old

Investigators Were Not Silent, Following a New Russian Claim on MH17

By Polygraph Nicolas Dhuicq A spokesman for the Debout La France (France Arise) party “We are unfortunately living in a propaganda era, when media and the Western establishment are trying to discredit any information coming from Russia. The team that investigates the plane’s downing will be obliged to take into account this new information released by the Russian authorities but the international community will remain silent. They prefer not to

How to Rob Peter to Pay Paul

By EU vs Disinfo What do you do when one of your heaviest disinformation attacks backfires? You send out way more disinformation attacks and hope that they will silence the outrage about such obvious attempts to deceive and mislead the international community. We have seen exactly this pattern during the last week in Russia’s disinformation ecosystem. The pro-Kremlin outlets were still hectically spreading all kinds of contradictory stories about the Skripal case

Addressing the Aeroflot MH17 Conspiracy Theory

By Aric Toler, for Bellingcat On 8 August 2014, the Security Services of Ukraine (SBU) held a press conference at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre in central Kyiv describing how they believed that Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was not the true target of the missile launch that killed 298 people on 17 July 2014, but instead Aeroflot Flight 2074 (AFL2074/SU2074). The intent of the downing of the airliner was

Russia’s latest attempt to smear Bellingcat over MH17 – unsuccessful

By Polygraph Dmitry Polyanskiy First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Mission to the UN “We also have a lot of reasons not to trust particularly Bellingcat which was repeatedly caught red-handed by Internet users by voicing anti-Russian or anti-Syrian allegations based on fakes. And these fakes are largely exposed in the Web. Internet users have a lot of questions about Bellingcat financing, important American and Western funds that traditionally

Sputnik Repeats Russia’s False Tales About MH 17, Four Years Later

By Polygraph Sputnik International Russian State-owned media outlet “MH17 Crash Four Years On: Probe Continues, While No Solid Proof Presented So Far” Source: Sputnik FALSE Plenty of evidence points directly to Russia’s responsibility for the crash. On the four-year anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), which led to the death of all 298 passengers on board, Russia’s state-owned news agency Sputnik claimed no “solid evidence” has

Russian Defense Ministry’s Latest #MH17 Denial — ‘a Lie, Pure and Simple’

By Polygraph Russian Defense Ministry “Not a single anti-aircraft missile system of the armed forces has ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border.” Source: TASS, June 27, 2018 FALSE Russian ownership of the missile that shot down MH17 is proven The European Council said on June 26 that it will “adopt conclusions on the downing of flight MH17“ and call on the Russia “to accept responsibility and fully cooperate with all efforts to establish

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