Navalny Poisoning: Pro-Kremlin Disinformation Outlets Top German Social Media

Articles by RT Deutsch are the second most shared articles on German social media. If it was not for one German reliable media outlet, Der Spiegel, Kremlin-owned outlets would dominate the German digital information space in both: number of articles published and social engagements received.

Fifty Ways to Kill Navalny

Pro-Kremlin pundits, most of them residing in the West, generously offer their expertise in "better ways to kill Navalny", weaponising sarcasm as a means of disinformation.

Let’s Laugh at Political Murder!

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets attempt to turn the attempted murder of dissident leader Alexei Navalny into a joke. “Hahaganda”- propaganda, disguised as humour, ridicule, is a powerful and efficient instrument for disinformation.

Who Benefits from ”Cui Bono”?

“Cui Bono” – or “who benefits” – is a concept regularly used by the pro-Kremlin media to create an impression of powerful external forces conspiring against Russia.

Salisbury all over again

There are numerous parallels to draw, and the pro-Kremlin media has scrambled in an attempt to draw as many as possible.

Mike and Nick vs. Die Hard Lukashenka

Belarusian KGB published recently a recording of an intercepted conversation, allegedly between two intelligence officers from Poland and Germany. According to Alyaksandr Lukashenko, the recording proves foreign involvement in both the protests in Belarus and the Navalny case. But few believe the recording is authentic.

Disinformation Alignment

Belarusian and Russian state-controlled media have been tweaking and polishing their disinformation narratives, to align them to the same tune.

Figure of the week: 6 billion

Russian and Belarusian state media rely on a growing number of bogus “international experts” to legitimize disinformation about the protests in Belarus

CORONAVIRUS: COVERAGE

Expose A Conspiracy

Disinformation uses a variety of manipulation tactics. Disinformation stories can easily be created by combining provocative topics. See for yourself – click below to generate a narrative, then check it against our database.

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Figure of the Week

6 billion

Russian and Belarusian state media rely on a growing number of bogus “international experts” to legitimize disinformation about the protests in Belarus