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With multiple elections coming up, the pro-Kremlin media is definitely not at ease.

Let us start with Moldova. According to pro-Kremlin media, the US is allegedly preparing the opposition for mass protests, or even a colour revolution. Why should the US do such a thing? Because Moldova supposedly plays a strategic role in the American policy of containing Russia.

While the pro-Kremlin media dedicated attention to its usual targets like Nagorno-Karabakh, Covid vaccine, Belarus and Ukraine, they are also keeping an eye on the US elections.

One of these examples supposedly quotes The Guardian and claims that around 60 percent of citizens in nine competitive states didn’t receive their mail-in ballots, and that the OSCE is questioning the legitimacy of the elections. In reality, the 60 percent claim is completely fabricated, just as the OSCE challenging the legitimacy of the US 2020 election.

But then again this is nothing new or shocking. We have repeatedly proven that the pro-Kremlin media is not part of the news business, but the disinformation industry instead.

And disinformation is an art. Every now and then, talented disinformation creators manage to come up with a real pearl. When confronted with such finding a true disinformation aficionado carefully picks it up, places it on a velvet pillow, observes it from every angle, and slowly picks it apart to enjoy the composition made with such care and passion.

In the following example this passion is put to work to completely tear apart the thorough investigation on the Skripal’s case and to ridicule the attack on the Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

The parallels between the German Novichok Navalny case and the British Novichok Skripal case are obvious: both are fake. […]

The EUvsDisinformation database has more than 227 narratives about the Skripal poisoning and this quote from RT fits to that bunch nicely. As for Navalny, the use of a chemical nerve agent was established by a specialist Bundeswehr laboratory. Combining these two events tries to convey the disinformation about Skripals to the case of Navalny.

The Russian government was declared guilty; not on the basis of circumstantial evidence, but with the help of twisted motto “Who else but Putin could it have been?”

The “there is no evidence” claim is used in every possible situation. It is well matched with some tastefully placed ridicule, making it look like a slogan that is easy to understand, remember and use.

And because that worked so well in the Skripal case, the transatlantic US vassals in the German government in Berlin are trying to pull the Navalny rabbit out of the Novichok hat with the same British Skripal magic trick, because the German population must be put in position against the evil Russians. […]

Ultimately it’s not important how many tricks or disinformation narratives are used in the RT article. We have more than 150 disinformation cases about Navalny alone and our entire database has 10,000 examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation. It is important to remember that the common nominator for all of this is the modus operandi of the pro-Kremlin disinformation actors: use multiple versions of an event to confound citizens about the truth.

We have seen this put in use in the cases of the MH17 downing, the illegal annexation of Crimea, and chemical attacks in Syria, to name a few. But who or what will be next? We’ll see next week…


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Outlets
Country
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RT Arabic , dowwar.com, newsformy.com, eshraag.com
Azerbaijan, Armenia, UK, Turkey, Russia
26.10.2020
antimaydan.info, Ritm Evrazii
Turkey, Ukraine, Russia
25.10.2020
nahnews.org
EU, US, Ukraine
24.10.2020
Sputnik Germany
UK, Russia
24.10.2020
Sputnik Spain, Sputnik Spain, Geopolitica.ru - Spanish, Castilian
Kyrgyzstan, EU, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, US, Belarus, Russia
24.10.2020
Sputnik Spain
EU, France, Germany, US, Russia
24.10.2020
Sputnik English
US, Russia
23.10.2020
News Front - Russian, Ria Novosti
Belarus
23.10.2020
antimaydan.info, topcor.ru
UK, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia
23.10.2020
nahnews.org
EU, UK, US, Ukraine, Russia
23.10.2020
Sputnik Belarus - Russian
EU, Belarus
23.10.2020
Sputnik Poland
Poland, Russia
22.10.2020
rusvesna.su, Voskresnyi vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym - YouTube
US, Ukraine
22.10.2020
News Front - Russian
Moldova, Belarus
22.10.2020
Ritm Evrazii
US, Belarus, Russia
22.10.2020
Sputnik Czech
Russia
22.10.2020
flux.md
Romania, Moldova
22.10.2020
Sputnik Belarus - Russian
Poland, Belarus
22.10.2020
Sputnik South-Ossetia
Moldova, US
21.10.2020
gazeta.ru
Moldova, US, Russia
21.10.2020
Tsargrad TV, zavtra.ru
Italy
21.10.2020
vz.ru
US
21.10.2020
kp.ru
Russia
21.10.2020
eadaily.com
Ukraine
21.10.2020
PolitPuzzle
The Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia
21.10.2020
RT Germany (old)
UK, Germany, US, Russia
21.10.2020
RT Germany (old)
Germany, US, Russia
21.10.2020
News Front - German
Belarus, Russia
21.10.2020
Sputnik Czech, Sputnik Czech
Russia
20.10.2020
Tsargrad TV
US, Russia
20.10.2020
politnavigator.net
UK, Ukraine
20.10.2020
Livenews.am
Russia
20.10.2020
Sputnik Italia
EU, UK, Russia
19.10.2020
antifashist.com
US, Ukraine
19.10.2020
Sputnik Azerbaijan - Russian
EU, Russia
18.10.2020
Polnyi contact - Radio Vesti
Germany
18.10.2020
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18.10.2020
News Front - Hungarian
Ukraine, Russia
17.10.2020
RT Arabic , dowwar.com, hasad-alyom.com, Khabar One, palestine.shafaqna.com, iq.shafaqna.com, New Hub, Khabar Masr, mayadeeniraqya.com, Khabaralyoum
Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia
17.10.2020
Sputnik Arabic, New Hub, Klyoum.com, lomazoma.com, saudi.shafaqna.com
EU, Syria
17.10.2020
Sputnik Germany
Germany, US
17.10.2020
Sputnik Germany
Germany, US, Russia
17.10.2020
News Front - Spanish
US
17.10.2020
Sputnik Poland
EU, US, Russia
17.10.2020
Sputnik Poland
EU, US, Russia
15.10.2020
Livenews.am
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Russia
14.10.2020
Ritm Evrazii
Latvia
13.10.2020
vz.ru
Ukraine, Russia
10.10.2020
Sputnik Greece
Germany, US, Russia
07.10.2020
60 minut @Rossiya 1 - YouTube
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine
25.09.2020
eadaily.com
Belarus, Russia
25.09.2020
nsk.tsargrad.tv, pravdoryb.info
US, Russia
17.09.2020
News Front - Bulgarian
Belarus