Jimmy Carter, former president of the USA supports Russian intervention…

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Jimmy Carter, former president of the USA supports Russian intervention in Syria

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Carter said he had offered to provide Russia with accurate maps of Syria so its pilots could actually target Islamic State positions in the country—rather than U.S.-backed opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. theatln.tc/1Yd46C7,

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  • Reported in: Issue 3
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/10/2015
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Russia, US, Syria
  • Keywords: Syrian War, Jimmy Carter
  • Outlet: orientalista.hu
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Russia will create medium-range missiles because of the USA

Russia will work on the creation of medium-range missiles because the United States was the first to start creating such weapons in violation of the INF Treaty.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the INF Treaty.

Russia bears primary responsibility for the end of the INF Treaty, because it has produced, tested and deployed the 9M729 missile, which violates the agreement. In July 2014, the then-US President Obama officially accused Russia of testing a missile in violation of the INF Treaty, which prohibits the US or Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with a range of between 500 and 5500 kilometres.

European Commission did not detect signs of a disinformation campaign for EU elections

Despite frequent EU announcements “about the threat of Russian propaganda”, in its report of June this year, the European Commission acknowledged that it did not detect signs of a public disinformation campaign from abroad for the European Parliamentary elections, although it reported attempts by “some Russian sources” to influence voters.

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This claim is a distortion of the actual report, taking the following sentence out of context: "Available evidence has not allowed us to identify a distinct cross-border disinformation campaign from external sources specifically targeting the European elections”. The next sentence provides further clarification: "However, the evidence collected revealed a continued and sustained disinformation activity by Russian sources aiming to suppress turnout and influence voter preferences”.

Asked if the report doesn’t contradict itself, Security Commissioner Julian King said that disinformation aimed at dividing Europeans was "increasingly locally focused", which the report explains as follows: "Instead of conducting large-scale operations on digital platforms, these actors, in particular linked to Russian sources, now appeared to be opting for smaller-scale, localised operations that are harder to detect and expose."

The European Union has declared war on internet free speech:…

The European Union has declared war on internet free speech: in partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, it has unveiled a “code of conduct” to combat the spread of “illegal hate speech” online in Europe.

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The European Commission, together with social media companies, share a collective responsibility and pride in promoting and facilitating freedom of expression throughout the online world. However, the Commission and the IT Companies recognise that the spread of illegal hate speech online not only negatively affects the groups or individuals that it targets, it also negatively impacts those who speak out for freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination in our open societies and has a chilling effect on the democratic discourse on online platforms. By signing the code of conduct, the IT companies commit to continuing their efforts to tackle illegal hate speech online (bit.ly/25vWgXU), .