Margarita Simonyan, RT’s editor-in-chief, announced on Twitter that the Spanish RT website received 11 120 000 unique visitors in May.
Analysis by De Groene Amsterdammer shows that in three days, the Internet Research Agency produced as many as 111,486 tweets. Out of this number, at least 65,000 tweets were blaming Ukraine for downing of the MH17 plane. The MH17 crash was the time of the biggest activity of Russian trolls ever.
Over 500 Facebook pages and accounts spreading disinformation or using disinformation tactics were reported by Avaaz in the last three months.
Three victims of online disinformation speak out, sharing their personal experiences of facing online and off-line harassment and threats.
Russian state media is stirring up fear about 5G technology in the West to decrease public support and give Russia the advantage.
Proverb of a pro-Kremlin outlet: if 52.8% of respondents don’t fit into your story, just ignore them.