Renewed Focus on MH17

Renewed Focus on MH17

Pro-Kremlin disinformation seemingly has no limits. In Russia’s war on truth, no topic is too taboo, no claim too outrageous. But even so, amid the endless web of lies and misrepresentations, the disinformation campaign surrounding Russia’s downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 – a crime that took 298 innocent lives – stands out for its viciousness.

The Sin of Omission

The Sin of Omission

“Ex-Chancellor of Germany calls Crimea’s reunification with Russia legitimate,” the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti told. But it forgot to mention one important detail.

Figure of the Week: 111,486

Figure of the Week: 111,486

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.