Disinformation is the "art" of lying. Lying should be done in a convincing and appealing way, and the disinformation outlets are using well-worn, well-known tropes, narratives. New forms, new outlets. But same old lies.
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"A sick girl who is as stupid as she is naïve" and "the prophet of a new totalitarian wave": This is how Russian state-controlled TV reacted to Greta Thunberg and her speech at the UN the past week.
In December 1989, the Parliament of the USSR adopted a resolution, denouncing the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Today, pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets accuse European Parliamentarians of joining forces with Fascism, ignoring historical facts.
The scorched-earth tactics sometimes prove successful in conventional warfare. How is it doing in the disinformation world?
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