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The secret labs conspiracy: a converging narrative

The secret labs conspiracy: a converging narrative

Some observers have recently argued about a convergence of narratives between pro-Kremlin and Chinese disinformation networks. We have taken a closer look at the  “clandestine US biolabs” conspiracy theory.

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 French, German and Spanish languages 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.


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