Disinfo: Media censorship is openly introduced in the West


In the West, which during the Soviet Union times was for freedom of speech and opinion, now censorship of the media is openly introduced. Under the pretext of fighting dissent, the news is beginning to be ranked as "true Aryan" and fake. Whether it is fake news or not, it is supposedly determined by the algorithms of Google or Yandex. In fact, thousands of people sit and clean the air with their pens in accordance with the tasks set by the management of private corporations.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about censorship and control of the media in the West.

It is not true, that the West is fighting dissent or that there are people censoring news and opinions that differ from “official narratives”. This claim does not reflect the reality of Western media, where a wide range of political opinions is represented.

The European Union as a whole is committed to respecting the freedom and pluralism of the media as well as the right to freedom of expression - which includes the right to receive and impart information without interference by public authority. Currently, the EU is preparing a 'Media Freedom Act', a law that will include rules on cross-border functioning and ownership of media inside the EU to prevent government interference.

According to Reporters Without Borders, the nations with the most press freedom and freedom of speech are Western countries, with European nations predominating, as well as Canada and the United States. In contrast, Russia, with increasing authoritarian trends, ranks 150th out of 180 in the press freedom rankings, where researchers say the Kremlin is determined to control the Internet and the media. For an in-depth look at the situation of Russian state-controlled mass media read here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 267
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/11/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, Russia
  • Keywords: Freedom of speech, Media, Censorship, Google, USSR
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This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets, claiming that NATO is a hostile military bloc whose main objective is to inflict harm on Russia.

NATO is a defensive alliance, whose primary aims are to maintain peace and safeguard the independence, security and territorial integrity of its members. Moreover, NATO poses no threat to Russia. During the Warsaw summit in July 2016, NATO has made it clear that "The Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia". This was also reaffirmed in the Brussels Summit Communiqué of 14 June 2021.

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Recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets about the migration situation on the EU-Belarus borders.

The situation was manufactured by Belarus as a response to EU sanctions imposed on the Lukashenka regime for its oppressive measures against the political opposition. There is plenty of evidence that the Belarusian authorities have instigated the ongoing irregular migration flows to the EU borders via Belarus.

Disinfo: NATO exercises violate the key principles of the NATO-Russia Founding Act

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO and its military exercises.

The Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation, signed in 1997, does not prohibit NATO from moving its military infrastructure eastward, on the territory of its new members.