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  • Living the American Dream in Riga, Russia

    26.01.2019

    Living the American Dream in Riga, Russia
    “Americans Who Have Fled Their Country Tell About Life in Russia.” This was the title of a news story aired last week by Russia’s state-controlled NTV, writes EU vs Disinfo. In social media, NTV presented its report the following way: https://twitter.com/ntvru/status/1084882244597178369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1084882244597178369&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Feuvsdisinfo.eu%2Fliving-the-american-dream-in-riga-russia%2F “Almost a third of all Americans dream of leaving the United States. They are driven out of the country by unsurmountable taxes and high prices. Some have looked for a better life in Europe, in Crimea, but have settled in Moscow after all. They say that their ...
  • 10 reasons why Chief Editor of Kyiv Post is not after objectivity

    24.01.2019

    10 reasons why Chief Editor of Kyiv Post is not after objectivity
    In his latest op-ed piece “Reasons why Poroshenko will win & reasons why he will lose” the chief editor of the Kyiv Post Brian Bonner is not after objectivity one bit. Why? See for yourself. “For months now, my conversation-starting question with all Ukrainians I meet is: Who will be the next president? Their answers provide plenty of ammunition for both possibilities about whether President Petro Poroshenko will win or lose re-election on March 31. I really don’t know”, he writes. So good, so far. Right? Well, not really, ...
  • Yulia Tymoshenko: A ghost of Ukraine’s past

    22.01.2019

    Yulia Tymoshenko: A ghost of Ukraine’s past
    In advance of the upcoming March 2019 presidential elections in Ukraine, there has been a recent spate of articles about why presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko will be good for the country, writes Ariana Gic for New Eastern Europe. The rosy optimism about the politician once nicknamed the “Gas Princess” does not correspond with reality. Facts tell a very different story. One need only look at her current political campaign – reminiscent of Paul Manafort’s campaign for the Kremlin-aligned runaway president, ...
  • Why is Kiselev the only pseudo journalist on the sanctions list?

    27.12.2018

    Why is Kiselev the only pseudo journalist on the sanctions list?
    The Detector Media asked an expert on countering disinformation in the Task Force from the Atlantic Counci Jakub Kalenský about Kremlin’s interference in the elections in the EU and the US, and what should Ukraine prepare for in 2019. – Jakub, first of all, I would like to ask you what term you prefer to use: “Kremlin propaganda” or “Russian propaganda”. – In our previous team, as well as in my current capacity, we always prefer the term “pro-Kremlin disinformation” or “Kremlin ...
  • France might be losing its first big information war

    08.12.2018

    France might be losing its first big information war
    I already talked about psychological operations against France through social networks such as Twitter. This time foreign propagandists are leveraging current events (the yellow vests protests) to further their political agenda to a new level. Here is some part of my current investigation I wanted to share, writes x0rz (who claims to be a Security Researcher) on Medium. This article is short and serves just as an awareness notice for people new to online manipulation #GiletsJaunes manipulation Like many social movement nowadays, the “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) ...
  • Propaganda for the “smart”

    05.12.2018

    Propaganda for the "smart"
    Putin’s propaganda campaign has two versions of the war against Ukraine: for those who are absolutely stupid and for conditionally “smart,” writes Russian sociologist who lives in Berlin Igor Eidman. The first one is designed for the mass Russian TV viewer, the second one – for the Western public and intellectuals inside the country. According to him, the mass version is trivial: the “Bandera junta” is to blame, and “wearenotthere.” The elite version is more complex: both sides are to blame ...
  • Does the Pope: Does Putin intend to go to war with Ukraine?

    30.11.2018

    <del>Does the Pope</del>: Does Putin intend to go to war with Ukraine?
    “Does Putin intend to go to war with Ukraine?”, asks Owen Matthews (contributing editor and former Moscow and Istanbul Bureau Chief for Newsweek) on the pages of The Spectator during the fifth consecutive year of the Russian war against Ukraine. One valid question indeed. But the “expertise”, naturally, doesn’t end there. “Both with authoritarian tendencies and both facing sagging popularity at home,” writes Matthews further about Ukrainian and Russian presidents. If anything, the only “both” that applies here is that ...
  • Russian propaganda “shoots to kill” and AP is handing the bullets

    26.11.2018

    Russian propaganda “shoots to kill” and AP is handing the bullets
    “Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp” – the name of yet another article by Yuras Karmanau who lives in Minsk but often writes about Ukraine. “When these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill”, – he writes at the beginning, deciding to take the hysteria of the heading to another level. A little further on you can find other unsubstantiated claims like: “The nationalists have been accused of violence and racism, but they have played a central, ...
  • Who and why invites us to defend the right to create “crucified boys” in Ukraine?

    23.11.2018

    Who and why invites us to defend the right to create "crucified boys" in Ukraine?
    At the very beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine, one of the Russian TV channels showed a story in which they told that the Ukrainian military in the liberated Slovyansk, a city in the Donbas, had crucified a little boy. It was an obvious fake, which became a symbol of the notorious deceitful Russian propaganda. It triggered condemnation from journalists of Ukraine, writes the chief editor of the detector.media Natalia Ligacheva. The paradox is that the worst traditions of this propaganda ...
  • From AP to WP: Naftogaz, Disinformation?, “Western” Media

    22.11.2018

    From AP to WP: Naftogaz, Disinformation?, “Western” Media
    “Angry Ukrainians took to the streets and blocked roads Tuesday as hundreds of thousands remain without heating at a time when temperatures are plunging because of a dispute between the national gas company and regional utility providers.” This is the first sentence of the material that published by the Associated Press and reprinted by The Washington Post about the Ukrainian Naftogaz and the problems that arose at the beginning of the heating season in some Ukrainian cities. According to the author ...

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