Ping Pong Pact Policy

Ping Pong Pact Policy

One feature in the Kremlin disinformation efforts is the lack of consistency. This can be observed in disinformation around World War II and the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact, where the Kremlin ping-pongs between praising the pact and denouncing it.

The secret labs conspiracy: a converging narrative

The secret labs conspiracy: a converging narrative

Some observers have recently argued about a convergence of narratives between pro-Kremlin and Chinese disinformation networks. We have taken a closer look at the  “clandestine US biolabs” conspiracy theory.

Figure of the week: up to 16 times

Figure of the week: up to 16 times

On social media, coronavirus-related content published by RT and Sputnik in French, German and Spanish languages can achieve higher average engagement per article than reputable media outlets, a recent study by the Oxford Internet Institute found.

The Saker – Blind Loyalty, Disguised as Defiance

The Saker – Blind Loyalty, Disguised as Defiance

The Saker of the Vineyard is a blog by a retired Swiss Red Cross officer, residing in Florida and defending Russia against an enigmatic Empire. The Saker has become a franchise for an international network of pro-Kremlin outlets, with branches in German, Italy, Latin America, and Russia.

Throwing Darts to See What Sticks

Throwing Darts to See What Sticks

This week’s cases take us on a frenzied ride through topics that have been preoccupying the pro-Kremlin media over the last several weeks: coronavirus, protests, historical revisionism, MH17, Ukraine, NATO. Disinformation to suit every possible palate.

Being occupied as a privilege

Being occupied as a privilege

In September last year we revealed how the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs smeared the Baltic countries by claiming they have not become democracies respecting the rule of law. Now Kremlin’s disinformation machine has been again dialled to history, due to the postponed Victory day parade celebrating 75th anniversary of WWII.

A Fierce Attack into Nowhere

A Fierce Attack into Nowhere

Secondary Infektion is a campaign that since 2014 has used fake accounts and forged documents to sow conflict between Western countries. The research company Graphika has tied the campaign to Russia.

An Anti-American Bandwagon

An Anti-American Bandwagon

This week, the pro-Kremlin media’s focus on the US shifted from disinformation about the racial injustice protests to fabricated accusations of other American misdeeds around the world.

USA Really, Making Americans Yawn Since 2018

USA Really, Making Americans Yawn Since 2018

Two years ago, an ambitious project was launched to "Wake Up Americans": The USA Really. Revisiting the story it is apparent: Never have so much been spent to reach so few with so little result.

Figure of the Week: 50

Figure of the Week: 50

The Stanford Internet Observatory analysed RT’s English-language coronavirus-related content and found that US was the subject of approximately 50% of clearly ”negative content“.

CORONAVIRUS: COVERAGE

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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: up to 16 times

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On social media, coronavirus-related content published by RT and Sputnik in French, German and Spanish languages can achieve higher average engagement per article than reputable media outlets, a recent study by the Oxford Internet Institute found.