New stories begin to emerge with testimonies from whistle-blowers and anonymous sources in these otherwise very closed organisations.
“The USSR that was the only country of real democracy”, we heard this week on Russian TV.
Lithuania has called them a simulation for war with NATO. Ukraine has warned they could be a prelude for an invasion of the country. Poland has described them as a threat. NATO is concerned, and Russia denies any wrongdoing.
Building a botnet, a network of automated social media accounts used to spread disinformation, is cheap. A few hundred US dollars is all it costs to create a Twitter bot army.
Many observers are asking: Is Russia trying to meddle in the German elections on 24 September?
In this story you can find a summary of the main topics on Russia’s most watched state TV news channels this week. The news shows’ agenda in Russia is carefully attuned to serve the Kremlin’s needs.