Social media has been abuzz since Germany’s shock defeat to Mexico in their opening World Cup match on 17 June. For Russian spectators, the match yielded an additional surprise.
Bad news for fans of Johnny Depp: the Hollywood star is not selling private dates to female admirers as claimed in Russian media.
A crucial part of Russian propaganda is also deception game about serious counter-disinformation activities and faking the concern about “fake news”.
What happens when you transfer Russian disinformation tactics from the world of geopolitics to an everyday life conflict between two roommates?
The downing of flight MH17 has been one of the most lied-about events in recent years, and new revelations blaming Russia for the tragedy have triggered a flurry of fresh disinformation stories from Moscow.
The interview is a unique opportunity to understand the thinking with regards to disinformation on Russia’s highest political level.