The biggest producers of fake news are Western governments and media

Summary

The biggest producers of fake news for the area of the world are the French, US, British, Belgian, etc. governments. and the media that works with it. So it’s a weird thing to see this witch hunt.

Calling competitors “fake news media” is a way of establishing a monopoly of information and to control. So, the public should not be impressed when the word fake news is used.

Disproof

No evidence given. Broad conspiracy narrative saying that the West is conspiring against other countries in its own interest. According to Reporters without borders, the press in US and Europe enjoys high rankings of freedom and is not subordinated to the governments.

See also the disinformation case "Sputnik delivers high quality journalism, unlike other media".

And other disinformation cases about fake news.

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 145
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: The West
  • Keywords: fake news
  • Outlet: Sputnik News Fr
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The purpose of NATO’s existence: a new cold war

At its 70 years, NATO implements the same tasks as it’s been originally planned: restraining Russia, ensuring US hegemony in the European security system and preventing the creation of a hard security system in Western Europe that would be independent.

The main purpose of NATO’s existence is a new cold war, which started in 2014.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is a recurring Kremlin narrative about the belligerent West/US and NATO attempting to encircle and weaken Russia.

NATO’s essential and enduring purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means. Collective defence is at the heart of the Alliance and creates a spirit of solidarity and cohesion among its members.

NATO has unleashed all wars on the planet in the last 25 years

NATO is the only organization that has unleashed all wars on the planet in the last 25 years. The organisation, which was intended to defend Europe, conducted its first military operation against Europe (in Bosnia, 1994).

NATO is a cynical and aggressive organization, a tool of the United States to establish dictatorship on the planet.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO.

The primary purpose of the NATO campaign in Yugoslavia was to end violence and repression and force Milosevic to withdraw his military, police and para-military forces from Kosovo (see NATO statement from 1999). Read more about disinformation about the war in former Yugoslavia.