Disinfo: Russian media is being discriminated in the Baltic states


Russian media is being discriminated in the Baltic states as the freedom of speech is restricted.


The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania suspended broadcasting of RTR Planeta for 3 months since they were found guilty of instigating war and national hatred, violating directive 2010/13/EU bit.ly/28PAfvX, at least twice during a 12 month period.bit.ly/2iYmsIy, . That has nothing to do with "freedom of speech".


  • Reported in: Issue 53
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Lithuanian
  • Country: Russia, Baltic states
  • Keywords: Freedom of speech, Media


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The 9/11 terror attacks in the US were organised by US intelligence agencies

The 9/11 terror attacks in the US were in fact organised by US intelligence agencies.


This is a conspiracy theory, presented without any evidence- It relays a recurring narrative that suggests US government involvement in the 9/11 attacks; an unfounded claim that has been extensively refuted. In this case, baseless speculation adds a new layer to the conspiracy, with claims that US authorities may have somehow 'dealt' with people who intended to expose evidence of such involvement. You can see other examples of this narrative here, here and here.