Russian state media more than tripled the defence budget of NATO member Latvia, from 2 percent to a whopping 6.4 percent of its Gross Domestic Product.
On May 14, news agency “News Front” published a story including an image of “Kosovan and Albanian migrants storming EU borders” from Serbia. In fact the photo is from February 2016.
This week in pro-Kremlin disinformation: Western war plots and a special focus on Germany.
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”.