The Head of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, one of the greatest museums in the world, has received an official complaint about displaying nude pictures in areas accessible for children.
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Loneliness makes people susceptible to disinformation and extremism. Technology and COVID-19 might further contribute to this fertile ground for disinformation.
Russia is among the European countries with the largest spread of HIV. According to official statistics, over 32.000 Russian citizens died from HIV in 2020. Now, Russia is retracting from a UN program on combatting HIV.
Russia is concentrating armed forces in the vicinity of Ukraine’s Eastern borders. Meanwhile, Kremlin media has launched a campaign, justifying any kind of action from the Russian side.
Pro-Kremlin media spread disinformation to support the build-up of Russian troops and military equipment along Ukraine’s borders.
Poking fun at vulnerable minorities is fun; getting laughed at is no fun. The Kremlin is weaponising hahaganda, but has a very selective sense of humour.
In the Pro-Kremlin disinformation universe, every day is April Fools’ Day. But the 1st of April is also a global exercise in source criticism: readers all over the world ask: “Can this really be true?”
Russian state disinformation outlets attempt to claim foreign presidents took fake vaccines. Russia’s President refuses to share not only images from getting a shot, but even what kind of vaccine he received.
An overview of recent research explaining why spreading disinformation remains an attractive option for interference in the information space and how to disrupt this.
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