Twitter as a fool tool

Twitter as a fool tool

The Russian Embassy to the UK has come up with an inventive new way of spreading its messages. According to the Guardian, it recruits volunteers to help amplify Twitter bots in spreading tweets the Embassy considers "most important". These volunteers are found by...

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Not a laughing matter

Not a laughing matter

Russian comedy show KVN is by far the most popular entertainment programme in the history of Soviet and post-Soviet television. It was first broadcast in 1961 and is a comedy talent show where students from different university teams compete in satire, parody and...

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When silence speaks

When silence speaks

In spite of strong political pressure and control, Russian media still compete every day over the attention of their audiences. But not all stories that attract the audiences' interest can be told. This month's sensation in Russian social media was an inquiry which...

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Homophobic hate speech on Russian TV

Homophobic hate speech on Russian TV

Being gay is a mental disease, and same-sex marriage is not much different from someone marrying your dog. With this kind of messaging, pro-Kremlin media aim to paint an image of Russia as a safe haven for traditional values, in contrast with an image of Europe as a...

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500 bloggers ready to attack Ukraine and the EU

500 bloggers ready to attack Ukraine and the EU

It is almost impossible to quantify all the resources involved in pro-Kremlin disinformation. Dozens of official Russian state media are amplified by hundreds of suspicious websites and blogs across Europe and the US, their messaging replicated by hundreds of...

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Russian TV offers money for staged “action” in Sweden?

Russian TV offers money for staged “action” in Sweden?

“They came to us and told us they wanted to see some action. They wanted to bribe each of us with 400 Swedish Krona” (40 EUR) - so two Swedish teenagers from the suburb of Rinkeby in Stockholm told a reporter from Danish radio station Radio24Syv. The "they", who...

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Check your sources

Check your sources

French fact checkers Les Décodeurs, linked to the newspaper Le Monde, have now launched a new tool for checking the credibility of online news sources. The Decodex tool, available in French, allows internet users to enter the URL of a news site and see Les Décodeurs'...

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Do it again

Do it again

As we reported recently, Russia has militarised its information operations with a special unit working with “cyber warfare and ‘counterpropaganda'” – Russian top officials are clear that they see information and media as weapons. This week, The Moscow Times revealed...

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Nothing new – but no reason to relax

Nothing new – but no reason to relax

Russian authorities have decided to step up their efforts to control the flow of information and to counter misrepresentation of their country. This narrative has echoed around international media reporting over the last week. At a closer look, however, little of what...

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