While European institutions, EU member states, and international organisations attempt to protect the public from the COVID-19 outbreak, pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets and related conspiracy sites are engaging in a blame game.
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, lives depend on accurate and timely information. In the words of the EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, “Disinformation is playing with people’s lives. Disinformation can kill.”
In a time that calls for international cooperation to fight a common threat, Kremlin mouthpiece Sputnik chooses to spread disinformation about COVID-19.
Advertisements for some of the best-known global brands are funding some of the most notorious disinformation sites in Europe – to the tune of US$76 million per year.
How have the Kremlin-controlled media handled the corona crisis so far? And what should we expect to see in terms of disinformation? Six independent Russian journalists and political analysts give their assessment.
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