Both from Russian state owned channels and from official Kremlin-linked accounts, there was an immediate return to spreading already well known disinformation narratives which had been generated at the time of the first poisoning with Novichok earlier this year.
Russian propaganda often uses Western racists, conspiracy theorists or other lunatics as experts – as long as they speak favourably about Russia and the Kremlin
Twitter’s suspension of fake accounts is part of the fallout from Russia’s disinformation campaign during the 2016 US election.
France may be the land of love. But since expanding into France last December, Russia’s state-owned RT network has met with hostility and a series of setbacks.
Russian television viewers were recently told that Ukraine is solely responsible for all the casualties in the country’s war-torn east. The groundless accusation was made during one of Russia’s most popular political talk shows.