Disinfo: Russia is not a threat, and talks about such a…

Summary

Russia is not a threat, and talks about such a threat are only needed to justify the increase of military spending on the eve of the NATO Summit.

Disproof

The simulated attacks by Russian warplanes on USS Donald Cook, the abduction of Estonian security service operative, Eston Kohver, the repeated violation of the Baltic states' airspace, military threats against EU Member States and dozens of other provocations by Russia suggest otherwise (see e.g. ind.pn/1ypG9d1), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue34
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: NATO

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Western propaganda is spread by big Western media agencies

A Swiss media study has confirmed that Western propaganda is spread by three big Western media agencies, namely, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Reuters.

Disproof

The quoted study exists, however its authors cannot be found, neither the owner of the website that published it.

Western news agencies operate independently from national governments.