Exploiting Crisis and Denying Responsibility

Exploiting Crisis and Denying Responsibility

While the world mourns America's suffering, the pro-Kremlin media is cynically exploiting the protests – pushing very different messages for audiences in the US and at home.

The Malthusian Straw Men

The Malthusian Straw Men

"Bill Gates Wants to Depopulate the Planet" - this claim is an example of a "Straw Man". A straw man is a rhetorical trick, used in polemical debate. You attack your opponent, refuting arguments, views or ideas never expressed by the opponent. This means of argumentation is frequently at play by pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets.

“Pure Manipulation of People”

“Pure Manipulation of People”

In the reality of COVID-19, more and more Russian journalists denounce disinformation. Now glasnost-era veteran Vladimir Pozner joins the critics.

Satan in the Service of Disinformation

Satan in the Service of Disinformation

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have employed Satan to prop up their efforts on disinformation. We can see frequent cases of referrals to “The Number of the Beast: 666” and various other symbols, associated with evil forces.

The Belarusian Approach to the Outbreak

The Belarusian Approach to the Outbreak

Belarus’ defiant attitude towards the COVID-19 outbreak has caught the world’s attention. A particular Belarusian brand of disinformation involves the claim that the Belarusian opposition deliberately and on instructions from "The West" is attempting to spread the virus.

"Not Funny at All"

Bill Gates-bashing is back in the COVID-19 narrative on Russian state-controlled TV, paired with anti-vaccine messaging.

Figure of the Week: 1,152,270

Figure of the Week: 1,152,270

494 coronavirus-related cases spreading disinformation and collected at EUvsDisinfo database received 1,152,270 likes, shares and comments on different social media platforms.

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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