One key feature of disinforming news stories is that they are most often published without quoting any sources, alongside having a biased or subjective tone.
What happens in pro-Kremlin media when the Russian authorities make an unpopular decision?
Reporters Without Borders has recognized online disinformation as a threat to journalism, and present 25 recommendations to tackle the problem in their new report.
Last week, a series of articles was published in the U.S. media relating to a $400-million donation allegedly made by U.S.-born financier Bill Browder to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign. The claim proved “completely without evidence.”
Several well-known influence tactics, among them disinformation, have been applied by Russia during the last couple of years in an attempt to gain influence in the Montenegro.
The most recent US indictment shows how Russian military intelligence officers created false online personas and websites in order to stage the release of stolen election-related documents, falsely claiming their activities were the work of ‘American hacktivists’.