A new report by NATO StratCom COE is useful for classifying and recognising the Kremlin’s interference activities, but also a sobering reminder of the impact they could have on open societies and democracies.
EU vs DISINFORMATION – DON’T BE DECEIVED, QUESTION EVEN MORE
An important theory to understand disinformation is bullshit. Bullshit is speech intended to persuade, without concern for truth. It is more radical than lying.
The other election: the trials and fails of pro-Kremlin disinformation in Moldova’s election campaign
Moldova's president-elect Maia Sandu has long been a target of pro-Kremlin disinformation. Her victory in recent presidential elections did not remain unnoticed.
Ukraine is back in the focus of pro-Kremlin media, as Maidan protests started seven years ago.
Local police raided St. Petersburg Café Zoom, suspected for violating health regulations. But the proprietor suspects the police confused the café with the on-line video conference platform Zoom in an attempt to stop a LGBTI-festival.
Pro-Kremlin Media on US Elections: From Amplifying Disinformation to Influencing the Perception of the Vote
Following the US Election Day, pro-Kremlin media claimed that the US democracy is an illusion, election was fraudulent, and thus the US has no right to lecture others about human rights or democracy.
Sociological research suggests, that pro-Kremlin media “technologies” cannot be easily copy-pasted and applied to Belarus.
US presidential election dominated again world news this week, and the Kremlin and its media continue supporting claims on election fraud and Joe Biden's policy towards Russia.
1.8 million dead voters gave Joe Biden the victory. This is a claim from Russian State TV. The very same number has appeared in connection with elections in the US since 2012. A Russian professor suggests voting rights to the deceased to a larger scale: 27 million Soviet victims of World War II should be allowed to vote!
In Belarus, state repression against its protesting citizens is accompanied by harassment of foreign diplomats on state-controlled TV.
The US presidential election has predictably dominated world news this week. While most world leaders and professional and reputable international media have identified Joe Biden as President-elect, the Kremlin and its media continue supporting claims on election fraud.
Figure of the Week
The word "Russophobia" has so far in 2020 appeared over 30,000 times in pro-Kremlin media, monitored by the EUvsDisinfo. The concept implies that any kind of criticism towards Russia is "irrational" and based in a deep inbred hostility to Russia.