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30 Years of “Colour Revolutions”

30 Years of “Colour Revolutions”

Historical revisionism gets a modern spin as the pro-Kremlin media label the events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius a “colour revolution”

‘Tis that time of year again ‘Tis that time of year again

Christmas is here, and so are the disinformation cases of "Europe Cancelling Christmas" - the Kremlin's own Yuletide tradition.

“No, WE are the Victim!!!” “No, WE are the Victim!!!”

The examples of disinformation from this week offer a 360 degree overview of topics connected to Russia and the USSR. Where an apology would be proper, there is no remorse, only accusations.

It’s the Global Elite, Stupid! It’s the Global Elite, Stupid!

This week’s disinformation can be split into three categories: on geopolitics, geopolitical conspiracies and weird conspiracies. Underlying is the idea of a global elite secretly pulling the strings.

The Kremlin and the Rise of the Zombie Voters The Kremlin and the Rise of the Zombie Voters

The US presidential election has predictably dominated world news this week. While most world leaders and professional and reputable international media have identified Joe Biden as President-elect, the Kremlin and its media continue supporting claims on election fraud.

Disinformation Review

The Disinformation Review is EUvsDisinfo’s weekly newsletter. Issued every Thursday, it summarises the main pro-Kremlin disinformation trends observed across the disinfo cases collected throughout the week, and includes our latest news and analysis. It is available in English, Russian, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

Since its launch in November 2015, the Review has tracked the evolution of pro-Kremlin disinformation across a collection of thousands of cases in 18 languages. These cases, together with their disproofs, are contained in our public database – the only searchable, open-source repository of its kind. All issues of the Disinfo Review are also chronologically archived on this page.

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What makes a pro-Kremlin disinformation case?

The EUvsDisinfo database is dedicated to identifying and exposing disinformation narratives originating in pro-Kremlin media across the EU and Eastern Partnership countries. As of 2019, our monitoring capabilities also expose disinformation spread in the Western Balkans and the EU’s Southern neighbourhood.

In identifying disinformation cases, we focus on messages that provide a partial, distorted, or false depiction of fact-based reality, in line with established pro-Kremlin narratives. We use two criteria to determine whether a disinformation message is included in the database: 1) the message is verifiably false or misleading, according to the publicly available factual evidence and 2) the message originates in a Kremlin-funded media outlet or other information source that has clear links to the Russian Federation. Due to an EEAS policy change in 2018, we no longer include European outlets in the database. Read more about EUvsDisinfo’s terminology here.

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