Disinfo: The influx of migrants into Europe is directed from the US


The influx of migrants into Europe is directed from the USA by certain influential circles.


No evidence given.


  • Reported in: Issue 51
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/11/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Europe, Migration crisis, Conspiracy theory
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Russian political talk shows is good journalism

First-hand experience with the Russian political talk show phenomenon shows that this is bona fide journalism serving the public interest, exposing the broad Russian television audience, from everyone’s parents and grandparents to business leaders and university dons, to a great many different competing and well-presented views on the major issues of the day, both domestic and international.


In World Press Freedom Index 2016 Russia ranks 148 out of 180 countries rsf.org/en/ranking/2016, According to the Freedom House report 2016, Russia was deemed "not free" freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-press/2016/russia, : "The main national news agenda is firmly controlled by the Kremlin. The government sets editorial policy at state-owned television stations, which dominate the media landscape and generate propagandistic content. The country’s more than 400 daily newspapers offer content on a wide range of topics but rarely challenge the official line on important issues such as corruption or foreign policy. Meaningful political debate is mostly limited to weekly magazines, news websites, some radio programs, and a handful of newspapers." This represents a significant deterioration: in 2002, Russia was still deemed partly free: freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-press/2002/russia, For background see: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-17840134, https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research/files/Market%2520and%2520political%2520factors%2520and%2520the%2520Russian%2520media%2520-%2520Katja%2520Lehtisaari.pdf Updated 20 February 2018.

The European Parliament equates the Russian media with the propaganda of Daesh

The European Parliament’s resolution on anti-EU propaganda from Russia and Islamist terrorist groups equates the Russian media with the propaganda of Daesh.


The resolution stresses that the EU needs to counter disinformation campaigns and propaganda from third states, such as Russia, and non-state actors, like Daesh, Al-Qaeda and other violent jihadi terrorist groups. There is a clear distinction between these. The resolution also describes the differences.

There is no independent media in the West, only propaganda

There is no independent media in the West, everything is propaganda.


There are standards by which quality journalism is measured and to which professional journalists adhere. Those standards exclude receiving instructions from the government on what to write and what not to write; forging pictures and faking testimony; or being awarded military medals for reporting in the way the government wants, . // The 2016 World Press Freedom Index gives EU member States an average ranking of 33rd out of 180 countries, with five EU countries in the world's top 10 for press freedom. In contrast, Russia ranks 148 out of 180 countries. This represents a significant deterioration: in 2001, Russia was deemed partly free and ranked 60th.