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Figure of the week: up to 16 times

Figure of the week: up to 16 times

On social media, coronavirus-related content published by RT and Sputnik in France, Germany and Spain can achieve higher average engagement per article than reputable media outlets, a recent study by the Oxford Internet Institute found.

The Saker – Blind Loyalty, Disguised as Defiance

The Saker – Blind Loyalty, Disguised as Defiance

The Saker of the Vineyard is a blog by a retired Swiss Red Cross officer, residing in Florida and defending Russia against an enigmatic Empire. The Saker has become a franchise for an international network of pro-Kremlin outlets, with branches in German, Italy, Latin America, and Russia.

Throwing Darts to See What Sticks

Throwing Darts to See What Sticks

This week’s cases take us on a frenzied ride through topics that have been preoccupying the pro-Kremlin media over the last several weeks: coronavirus, protests, historical revisionism, MH17, Ukraine, NATO. Disinformation to suit every possible palate.

Being occupied as a privilege

Being occupied as a privilege

In September last year we revealed how the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs smeared the Baltic countries by claiming they have not become democracies respecting the rule of law. Now Kremlin’s disinformation machine has been again dialled to history, due to the postponed Victory day parade celebrating 75th anniversary of WWII.


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