Russian propaganda describes today’s missile attack on Kyiv as ‘staged’

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3515812-russian-propaganda-describes-todays-missile-attack-on-kyiv-as-staged.html

Russian propaganda describes today’s missile attack on Kyiv as ‘staged’

Russian propaganda describes today’s missile attack on Kyiv as ‘staged’

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Russian propagandists are describing
today’s missile attack on the residential areas of Kyiv as ‘staged’, as
they cannot justify them.
The relevant statement was made by the Center for Countering
Disinformation (CCD) at the Ukrainian National Security and Defense
Council (NSDC) on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Russian ‘journalists’ are describing today’s missile strike on the
apartment block in Kyiv as ‘intentionally staged by the Kyiv regime to
create the right image for the West in order to request more weapons’,”
the report states.

According to the CCD, Russian ‘military reporters’ and propagandists
follow a well-organized scheme: propagandists report on the future
shelling of a certain position by the Ukrainian military; Russian troops
fire at this position in a week or so; Russian ‘military reporters’ and
‘journalists’ write articles and film video materials, referring to
their previous reports on the upcoming strikes.

At the same time, rashists call anything that they cannot explain logically as ‘staged’.

The CCD stressed that the enemy is well prepared and had been brainwashing the Russian people for many years.





A reminder that, in the morning of June 26, 2022, the Russian
military launched missile strikes on Kyiv’s Shevchenkivskyi District. A
9-storey apartment block was hit with the Russian missile. One civilian
was killed and six injured. Four of them, including a 7-year-old girl,
were taken to hospital.

Top photo: Ukrainian State Emergency Service

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Ukraine posts review of Russia’s latest fake news

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3494108-ukraine-posts-review-of-russias-latest-fake-news.html

Ukraine posts review of Russia’s latest fake news

Ukraine posts review of Russia’s latest fake news

The Center for Countering Disinformation at
the National Security and Defense Council has released a selection of
misinformation, fake reports, and manipulations produced by Kremlin
propaganda on May 27.
That’s according to the Center’s Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports.

In particular, local media in Bryansk, a regional center close to the
border with Ukraine, spread misinformation about a “nuclear strike”
that Ukraine was allegedly preparing to inflict. At the same time, it is
emphasized that, had Russia not started a war against Ukraine, Kyiv
would have used “dirty radiation bombs” against Belgorod, Bryansk,
Rostov-on-Don, and Simferopol. In this way, the Russian media justify
the launch of a war of aggressive against Ukraine, the Center stressed.

Read also: Russia spreading fake about Ukraine’s ‘guilt’ in food crisis

Meanwhile, in the occupied city of Mariupol, the invasion forces
circulate at the humanitarian aid distribution points a newspaper
claiming that “Mariupol was captured without destruction and civilian
deaths.”

At the same time, the Russian Ministry of Defense is spreading
misinformation, accusing the United States of involvement in the
monkeypox outbreaks in multiple countries: “The disease was brought from
Nigeria, where four American biolabs are located. At the same time,
Ukraine-based laboratories were also connected with them. ”

Read also: World politicians preparing for Russia’s use of tactical nuclear weapons – President of Ukraine

As Ukrinform reported, the Kremlin, through former Italian General
Leonardo Tricarico, made yet another attempt at nuclear blackmail of the
world, calling for Ukraine to negotiate with Russia and ultimately
surrender

Kremlin spreading fake news of Poland’s “insidious plans” for Ukraine

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3488701-kremlin-spreading-fake-news-of-polands-insidious-plans-for-ukraine.html

Kremlin spreading fake news of Poland's

Kremlin spreading fake news of Poland’s “insidious plans” for Ukraine

The Center for Countering Disinformation at
the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has published the
latest review of fake news and manipulative reports designed by Russian
propaganda.
The Russians are spinning claims that Poland allegedly harbors insidious intentions to side with Russia and eventually capture the western part of Ukraine.

That’s according to the Center’s report delivered via Telegram, as seen by Ukrinform.

“Russian propaganda is spreading a fake story claiming that Poland
insidiously intends to side with Russia and seize a western part of
Ukraine. A video with the relevant message is being spread by a
pro-Kremlin blogger Yuriy Podoliak,” the report reads.

Read also: Poland to provide 25,000t of petrol to Ukraine

The malign narrative that Poland is preparing to annex the western
part of Ukraine remains one of the main ones in Russia’s hybrid
infowarfare against Ukraine, which aims to pit Ukraine and Poland
against each other.

Any such massages have no evidence to back them other than falsified “facts.”

At the same time, on May 20, 2022, Polish President Andrzej Duda stated
he would see Ukraine’s victory with the full restoration of
territorial integrity as the best ending to the war. This once again
confirms the good neighborly relations between Poland and Ukraine

Almost half of Biden’s subscribers on Twitter are bots, analysts claim — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/555666-twitter-fake-accounts-musk/

18 May, 2022 09:16

Almost half of Biden’s subscribers on Twitter are bots, analysts claim

Nearly 20% of all accounts on the platform are fake, the same research says
Almost half of Biden’s subscribers on Twitter are bots, analysts claim
Almost
half of President Joe Biden’s 22.3 million Twitter followers are fake.
The findings were reported by Newsweek on Tuesday, citing analysis by
SparkToro. The same measure was used by Elon Musk to pause his
acquisition of the social media giant.

SparkToro, which operates a tool for identifying “fake” Twitter
accounts from genuine followers, looked at the official @POTUS account
and found that 49.3% were inauthentic. The screening process takes in
several factors, from activity data to profile pictures, to make a
judgment on whether there is a real person behind each account. The
share of bots following Biden is higher than for most accounts, the
company said.

Last week, billionaire Elon Musk paused his
$44-billion acquisition of the platform, claiming that the company was
wrong when it stated that less than 5% of Twitter accounts were “spam/fake”.
He claimed the actual percentage to be closer to 20 and said the buyout
price he offered to shareholders was based on the company estimate and
an adjustment was in order.

Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal
exchanged a series of tweets about the issue, with the executive touting
Twitter’s efficiency in removing inauthentic accounts from the
platform. Twitter suspends 500,000 fake accounts a day “usually before any of you even see them” and locks millions each week on suspicion of sending spam, Agrawal said.

SparkToro said
Musk’s assessment is accurate, based on their findings from a sample of
some 44,000 active public Twitter accounts. They classified almost a
fifth as fake.

The metric may vary significantly depending on
whether dormant users are excluded from the sample. SparkToro also
turned its attention to Musk’s followers and concluded that 23.42% of
active accounts and 70.23% of all accounts subscribed to his posts were
bots. Newsweek didn’t clarify whether the sample of Biden’s followers
analyzed by the firm was filtered for activity.

A
2018 SparkToro analysis of then-President Donald Trump’s personal
account, @realDonaldTrump, found that of the 54 million followers he had
at the time, 61% looked fake. Trump has since been de-platformed by
Twitter.

Republican Attorneys General Sue Joe Biden For Colluding with Big Tech to Censor Information on Hunter’s ‘Laptop From Hell’ and Covid — The Gateway Pundit | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2022/05/06/republican-attorneys-general-sue-joe-biden-for-colluding-with-big-tech-to-censor-information-on-hunters-laptop-from-hell-and-covid-the-gateway-pundit/

Republican Attorneys General on Thursday sued Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, Dr. Fauci, Mayorkas and other Biden Regime officials for colluding with Big Tech to censor information on Hunter Biden’s laptop and Covid.

“Missouri and Louisiana just filed suit against Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, Dr. Fauci, and other top-ranking officials for allegedly colluding with social media companies to suppress freedom of speech under the guise of combating “misinformation.”” – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on Thursday…

US is world’s ‘greatest propagator of disinformation’ – Senator — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/555011-rand-paul-disinformation-mayorkas/

5 May, 2022 11:25

US is world’s ‘greatest propagator of disinformation’ – Senator

Washington has no right to tell its citizens what the truth is, Rand Paul claims
US is world's 'greatest propagator of disinformation’ – Senator
Due
to its long track record of disinformation, the US government has no
right to tell the American people what the truth is, Kentucky Senator
Rand Paul has stated. He went to list a number of examples of where
Washington had lied to its own people, and the rest of the world.

During
a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Paul grilled Secretary of Homeland
Security Alejandro Mayorkas over the so-called ‘Disinformation
Governance Board’ his agency has announced to supposedly help social
media platforms filter out ‘fake news.’

“Here’s the problem: we can’t even agree what disinformation is,” the Republican Senator pointed out. “You can’t even agree if it was disinformation that the Russians fed information to the Steele dossier.”

He
was referring to the controversial and largely discredited report that
relied on info from anonymous sources to allege collusion between the
Donald Trump campaign and Moscow ahead of the 2016 presidential election
in the US.

“If you can’t agree to that, how are we ever going to come to an
agreement on what is disinformation, so that you can police it on social
media?” Paul wondered.

“Do you know who the greatest propagator of disinformation in the history of the world is? The US government!” he insisted.

In
order to back his claim, the Senator mentioned several examples of
false information being deliberately spread by Washington over the past
decades.

Among them were the so-called Pentagon Papers, which
revealed that the US government had been misinforming the public about
the scale of its military operations during the Vietnam War. The
documents were officially declassified in 2011, but the media had been
reporting on them since 1971.

Paul also mentioned “George W. Bush and the weapons of mass destruction,”
referring to American claims that Saddam Hussein’s regime had been in
possession of WMD, claims that were used by the US to justify the
invasion of Iraq in 2003, but were never confirmed by findings on the
grounds.

His other example was the Iran–Contra affair, which saw
top US officials secretly organizing the sale of weapons to Iran in
violation of an arms embargo between 1981 and 1986 in order to obtain
money to fund the Contras insurgent group in Nicaragua.

“I mean, think over all the debates and disputes we’ve had over
the last 50 years in our country. We work them out by debating them. We
don’t work them out by the government being the arbiter,” the Senator said.

“I
want you to have nothing to do with speech… You think the American
people are so stupid they need you to tell them what the truth is?” Paul added.

The
creation of the Disinformation Governance Board was announced in late
April. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the new
body would help counter disinformation, which is being spread by “foreign states such as Russia, China and Iran,” and by human traffickers operating on the US-Mexico border, among others.

The
DHS gave assurances that it won’t be targeting US citizens. But critics
were quick to nickname the board ‘The Ministry of Truth,’ after a
fictional organization from George Orwell’s iconic dystopian novel
‘1984’.

Hunter Biden Laptop Repairman Sues Schiff, CNN, Politico, Daily Beast for Defamation | Make Them Pay | ARLIN REPORT……………….walking this path together

https://arlinreport.com/2022/05/05/hunter-biden-laptop-repairman-sues-schiff-cnn-politico-daily-beast-for-defamation-make-them-pay/

Donna Brazille also argues Hunter’s Laptop (that there is now new information) by bringing up January 6; WHEN THE TOPIC IS HUNTER BIDEN’S LAPTOP. (Arlin Report comment)

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“After fighting to reveal the truth, all I want now is for the rest of the country to know that there was a collective and orchestrated effort by social and mainstream media to block a real story, with real consequences for the nation,” Mac Isaac told theNew York Post.

It has been a year and a half since Mac Isaac closed his business after receiving death threats for providing hard drive data from the laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden to Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer at the time for President Donald Trump.

Hunter Biden Laptop Repairman Sues Schiff, CNN, Politico, Daily Beast for Defamation

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Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ is another propaganda tool — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/554906-biden-disinformation-governance-board/

3 May, 2022 13:05

Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ is another propaganda tool

The so-called proponents of freedom and democracy
have given themselves the right to designate what the ‘truth’ is

@stillgray

Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ is another propaganda tool
US
President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security announced last
week that it had formed a “Disinformation Governance Board” to fight the
spread of so-called disinformation on the Internet. While White House
spokeswoman Jen Psaki didn’t elaborate on how the bureau would operate,
she suggested that it would monitor disinformation on topics like
COVID-19 and elections.

Conservatives have often half-joked about
George Orwell’s “1984” becoming a reality, but it appears that the Biden
administration has decided to literally take a page from the book and
create a “Ministry of Truth”.

The board’s aim is to target
“disinformation,” but what constitutes disinformation? Many times over
the years we have seen complete censorship from government officials and
Big Tech social media companies, most infamously during the Hunter
Biden laptop scandal, which saw major tech platforms and politicians
painting it as “Russian propaganda.”

Allowing the government to
dictate what “the truth” is sets a dangerous precedent, as it instead
promotes desired narratives to bolster poll numbers, ratings, or nudging the citizenry into following government edicts – all on the basis of “trust us, we know what’s best for you.

Facts be damned. Just do as you’re told. This was seen multiple times
during the pandemic era, when both Dr. Anthony Fauci and then-Surgeon
General Jerome Adams hummed and harred over mask-wearing and social
distancing – first instructing the public not to wear masks, and then
much later calling it a necessity.

Gatekeeping discourse is a
surefire way to control the narrative, controlling what people see, what
they say, and ultimately – what they believe. It’s also an effective
means to silence dissent, and quash those who might speak out against
the regime’s approved narrative – or even the regime itself.

The
new Ministry of Truth is a tool, and there is no reality in which this
tool will not be used for bad intent – and it’ll claim to be doing it
all in the name of the greater good.

Unsurprisingly, the Ministry
of Truth was rushed into creation seemingly as a reaction to “free
speech absolutist” Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media platform,
Twitter, the de facto town square of political discourse and public
narratives.

With the relinquishment of Twitter to Musk, those who
control mainstream narratives fear they will lose out on an important
resource, and will no longer be able to promote narratives and fix
algorithms to sway public opinion – at least not with ease. There will
be pushback, and their positions are not ones they are willing to
defend, hence why the creation of this new tool is necessary. It keeps
the plebeians in check.

Free speech, which in Musk’s belief is “essential to a functioning democracy,
flies directly in the face of the Biden administration’s attempts to
crack down on viewpoints that contradict the regime’s official
narrative. And who better to head the Disinformation Governance Board
than Nina Jankowicz, who herself perpetuated several regime-approved
falsehoods?

Jankowicz, who previously advised the Ukrainian government on
disinformation and strategic communications under the auspices of a
Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship, voiced her support for Christopher Steele,
whose infamous “Steele dossier” on Russian election interference during
Donald Trump’s 2016 election dogged the presidency for years. Despite
Steele’s loss of credibility, Jankowicz hyped up the former spy in
August 2020 as being able to offer “some great historical context about the evolution of disinfo” when he spoke on a podcast about the topic.

It’s
worth noting that the infamous dossier, which included the unverifiable
claim that Russia had “kompromat” on Trump in the form of a sex tape,
has since been entirely discredited. Steele’s main source, Igor
Danchenko, was later charged with five counts of making false statements to the FBI. Jankowicz also repeated the unproven theory that Hunter Biden’s laptop was the product of a Russian disinformation campaign, spread by members of the Trump campaign.

Back
on the ‘laptop from hell,’ apparently—Biden notes 50 former natsec
officials and 5 former CIA heads that believe the laptop is a Russian
influence op,” Jankowicz said on Twitter. “Trump says ‘Russia, Russia, Russia.’”

She
attempted to distance herself from her remarks with the claim that she
was simply livetweeting Trump’s first presidential debate with Biden.
However, when solicited by the Associated Press in October 2020 for her
thoughts on the laptop, Jankowicz told the publication that “We should view it as a Trump campaign product,” dismissing the fact that the laptop belonged to Hunter Biden.

As detailed by Newsweek, Jankowicz continued to perpetuate doubt against the story, tweeting on October 22, 2020 that “The
emails don’t need to be altered to be part of an influence campaign.
Voters deserve that context, not a [fairy] tale about a laptop repair
shop.

In a consolidated effort to disqualify the New York
Post’s original report on Hunter Biden’s laptop as “disinformation”,
Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms banned the New York
Post and prevented its users from sharing the story weeks ahead of the
2020 US presidential election. The original report on the laptop has
since been validated by a comprehensive report about the ongoing federal
probe into Hunter Biden’s tax filings, published by the New York Times.

Twitter’s then-CEO Jack Dorsey later admitted to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that censoring the report was a “total mistake,” and chalked up the decision to a “process error.”

Both
Twitter and Facebook heads were grilled over their companies’ perceived
anti-conservative bias and penchant for censoring so-called
“disinformation,” with the censorship usually aimed at conservatives.
It’s worth pointing out again that the now-discredited “Steele dossier”
had no problem gaining traction when it first ran on BuzzFeed.

Nina Jankowicz had no problem spreading actual disinformation while
helping to silence the truth under the auspices of “combating
disinformation.” Given her predilection towards perpetuating
anti-Russian narratives, one might ask if contradictory evidence to the
“Snake Island” and “Ghost of Kiev” hoaxes constitute forms of
“disinformation” in her book. After all, the mainstream media is chiefly
responsible for promoting these heroic war stories, both of which were almost immediately discredited by the Russian media – and later by western experts. Even Ukraine’s own propagandists
were forced to instruct the public to stop promoting disinformation
about the conflict. Would the Ministry of Truth move to silence such
attacks on its credibility?

Those concerned with the truth must do
everything in their power to resist the Biden administration’s efforts
to police the truth. To that end, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is one of
the few American leaders who has stepped up and vowed to fight back
against the Orwellian disinformation bureau.

They want to be able to put out false narratives without people being able to speak out and fight back, DeSantis said. “But we’re not going to let Biden get away with this one, so we will be fighting back.” Referring to the regime as a “decaying and discredited ruling elite in this country,” DeSantis said: “We
believe it’s essential that individual Floridians and Americans are
able to speak out against the false narratives trying to be jammed down
our throats by this regime.”

The
statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely
those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

UK intensifies crackdown against Russian media — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/554958-uk-crackdown-russian-media-rt-sputnik/

London accused RT of spreading “dangerous nonsense” amid Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine
UK intensifies crackdown against Russian media
The
UK is forcing social media, internet service providers and app stores
to block content from state-sponsored Russian media outlets – RT and
Sputnik news agency. “For too long RT and Sputnik have churned out
dangerous nonsense dressed up as serious news to justify Putin’s
invasion of Ukraine,” Tech and Digital Economy Minister Chris Philp said on Wednesday.

“These
outlets have already been booted off the airwaves in Britain and we’ve
barred anyone from doing business with them. Now we’ve moved to pull the
plug on their websites, social media accounts and apps to further stop
the spread of their lies.”

In March, Britain’s media
regulator, Ofcom, revoked RT’s broadcasting license. The EU decided to
ban RT from broadcasting the same month. RT Deputy Editor-in-Chief Anna
Belkina said at the time that Ofcom revoked the license for “purely political reasons tied directly to the situation in Ukraine.” She said that the regulator “falsely judged RT to not be ‘fit and proper’ and in doing so robbed the UK public of access to information.”

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