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

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’.

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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Trump denies cutting off Piers Morgan interview — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/554288-donald-trump-piers-morgan-interview/

21 Apr, 2022 17:21

Trump denies cutting off Piers Morgan interview

Ex-US president provided audio evidence showing he didn’t “storm out” as TV host claimed
Trump denies cutting off Piers Morgan interview
Former
US President Donald Trump has slammed claims that he stormed out of a
recent interview with Piers Morgan and has released an audio recording
of how his sit down actually ended. Trump accused Morgan of being “just like the rest of the Fake News Media.”

On
Wednesday, TalkTV, which is set to broadcast the interview on April 25,
released a highly dramatized promotional video for the sit-down,
dubbing it “the most explosive interview of the year.” The
promo provided a 30-second video summary of the discussion over
incredibly loud cinematic music and portrays Trump as growing
increasingly frustrated with Morgan’s questions. The video ends with
Trump seemingly cutting the interview short, saying “Turn the camera off” and telling Morgan that he is “very dishonest” as he rises from the chair to take off his microphone.

However,
an audio recording of that very same interview, released by Trump’s
team, suggests a completely different story. In the recording, Trump and
Morgan can clearly be heard laughing, engaging in small talk and
thanking each other for the interview, contrary to what a “deceptively edited” promotional video for the interview suggested.

Near the end of the audio clip, which was uploaded to SoundCloud by Breitbart, Piers Morgan can be heard saying “That was a great interview,” to which Trump replies “Yeah.” Morgan then says “Thank you very much. I really appreciate it,” before Trump says “Turn the camera off.”

On Wednesday, Trump published a statement along with a link to the audio clip, saying “Piers
Morgan, like the rest of the Fake News Media, attempted to unlawfully
and deceptively edit his long and tedious interview with me.”

“He wanted to make it look like I walked out on the interview when my time limit of 20 minutes went over by an hour.” the statement read. “The good news is that the interview was taped by us as a means of keeping him honest.”

Trump added that if anyone wanted to “make Piers look bad,” they would only need to compare the doctored promo video released by TalkTV to “the real thing.”

The former US president expressed hope that the publication of the original audio would force Morgan’s team to make some “big changes to their final product,” concluding that
“it just shows, however, what I have to deal with in the Fake News
Media. He went out of his way to deceptively edit an interview and got
caught. That is a big story, isn’t it?”

The fallout from the
controversial edit has already hit Morgan’s new talk show, which is
called Piers Uncensored, as a number of people have slammed the former
Good Morning Britain presenter for using Trump to gather views.

Trump’s communications director Taylor Budowich wrote on Twitter that the incident was “a pathetic attempt to use President Trump as a way to revive the career of a failed television host.”

Meanwhile,
Caitlyn Jenner agreed with Budowich’s take and announced that she has
contacted her management to cancel an upcoming appearance on Morgan’s
show due to his “repulsive misconduct.”

Morgan has shrugged off the accusations of “unlawfully and deceptively” editing the promo as “fake news,” saying his promo was “as rigged as the 2020 election.”

He
also responded to Budowich, telling him that he should have prepared
Trump better for the interview and that it was his own fault for not
stopping it when they wanted, implying that the former US president
needs a new director of communications.

Whistleblower who handed copies of Hunter’s abandoned laptop to congressmen and DailyMail.com has fled to Switzerland fearing retaliation from White House | The Wentworth Report

https://wentworthreport.com/2022/04/07/111084/

Whistleblower who handed copies of Hunter’s abandoned laptop to congressmen and DailyMail.com has fled to Switzerland fearing retaliation from White House. By Josh Boswell.

[Jack ] Maxey, a former co-host of ex-Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s podcast the War Room, claims he and his colleagues have found ‘450 gigabytes of deleted material’ including 80,000 images and videos and more than 120,000 archived emails.

He said he intends to post them all online in a searchable database in the coming weeks.

Is this why the Democrats have been moving away from Biden in recent days? They know he’s going down.

Maxey said that after contacting DailyMail.com about the laptop last year, black suburban SUVs appeared outside his house, and former US intelligence officer friends he shared copies with told him they received strange calls.

‘I showed this to a friend of mine in desperation in February [2021] because nobody would listen to me. No news organizations would take it. In fact, the very first major news organization to take it was the Daily Mail,’ he said.

‘Very dear friends of mine, the sharp tip of the spear, were making welfare calls to me every day, basically to see if I was still alive.’

Maxey claimed one former intelligence agency senior staffer told him soon after he received the hard drive in 2020: ‘If you don’t release enough of this, so that they know you can release all of it, I’m telling you brother, you’re a dead man.’

Maxey took their advice in October 2020 and posted batches of emails and other files from the laptop on file sharing sites.

But after about an hour, the links were taken down.

Maxey said he believes the US government was hunting down files from the laptop posted online and flagged them to the companies. …

‘The American people were utterly betrayed, because I guarantee you that Joe Biden couldn’t run for dog catcher if the American people knew about this laptop.’

How’s that for censorship?

And the whistleblower feels he has to escape the country for fear of being Epsteined.

Text confirms Hillary’s ‘conspiracy’ to steal election, says special counsel | WND | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2022/04/06/text-confirms-hillarys-conspiracy-to-steal-election-says-special-counsel-wnd/

In a court filing late Monday night, the special counsel probing the origins of the Obama administration’s investigation of the now- debunked charge of Trump-Russia collusion clearly stated where all the evidence he has compiled is leading: Hillary Clinton, her operatives and her campaign formed a “joint venture or conspiracy” to undermine Donald Trump and bolster her chance of fulfilling her lifelong ambition to become president of the United States.

U.S. Attorney John Durham’s filing featured new evidence to back his operating thesis. It’s a text message showing Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann falsely told the FBI he was not working on behalf of any client when he delivered to the bureau the bogus claim that Donald Trump had a secret communication channel with the Kremlin at the Moscow-based Alfa Bank to hijack the election, Just the News reported

In his filing Monday, Durham wrote that the “parties,” referring to Sussman, the Clinton campaign and researchers, ” acted as ‘joint venturer[s]’ and therefore should be ‘considered as co-conspirator[s].’”

The claim about the Moscow bank wasn’t the only bogus story Clinton’s campaign was peddling to the Obama administration to further her alleged fraudulent “joint venture” to clear her way to the White House. Last week, the Federal Election Commission fined Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee for hiding its funding of the now-debunked, anti-Trump Steele dossier.

The compendium of bogus, salacious claims against Trump – later shown to be sourced by anonymous Russian operatives – was the catalyst for Obama Justice Department’s investigation of alleged Trump-Russia collusion. It was the primary evidence presented to a secret FISA court to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.

The text message revealed Monday in the court filing – from Sussman to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker – will be used by prosecutors to show Sussmann lied to the FBI but then told the truth about working on behalf of the Clinton campaign when he later testified to Congress.

“Jim – it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss,” Sussmann wrote to Baker on Sept. 18, 2016. “Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own – not on behalf of a client or company – want to help the Bureau. Thanks.”

Durham’s motion said Sussman “lied in that meeting, falsely stating to the General Counsel that he was not providing the allegations to the FBI on behalf of any client.”

“In fact, the defendant had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including (i) a technology executive (“Tech Executive-1”) at a U.S.-based Internet company (“Internet Company-1”), and (ii) the Clinton Campaign.”

In House testimony one year later Sussmann admitted he was operating at the instruction of his client.

“We had a conversation, as lawyers do with their clients, about client 1 needs and objectives and the best course to take for a client,” Sussmann told then House Intelligence Committee Republican investigative counsel Kash Patel. “And so it may have been a decision that we came to together. I mean, I don’t want to imply that I was sort of directed to do something against my better judgment, or that we were in any sort of conflict.”

Durham said in the court filing he will present evidence that Sussmann worked with the Clinton campaign, tech executive Bruce Joffe, identified as Tech Executive-1, and others in a “joint venture” to promote the Alfa Bank hoax.

The special counsel wrote that the “evidence, public information, and expected testimony clearly establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant and Tech Executive-1 worked in concert with each other and with agents of the Clinton Campaign to research and disseminate the Russian Bank-1 allegations.”

Patel, the former House investigative counsel, worked with then Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., to expose the Obama the fraudulent foundation of the Trump-Russia investigation.

He told Just the News that the Durham “has just shown the whole world what major pieces of our Russiagate investigation revealed.”

“Hard evidence, emails and text messages, showing the Clinton Campaign, Fusion GPS, Perkins Coie, Joffe, and the media were all synced in August of 2016 pushing the false Alfa Bank server story, while also all working on the Steele Dossier matter,” Patel said.

“Durham submits all this evidence as ‘joint venture conspiracy’ under the rules of evidence.”

— Read on www.wnd.com/2022/04/text-confirms-hillarys-conspiracy-steal-election-says-special-counsel/

Bill Maher: The Left-Wing Media “Buried” Hunter Biden Story Because It “Wasn’t Part Of Their Narrative”

https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/04/03/bill-maher-the-left-wing-media-buried-hunter-biden-story-because-it-wasnt-part-of-their-narrative/?amp
Bill Maher: The Left-Wing Media “Buried” Hunter Biden Story Because It “Wasn’t Part Of Their Narrative” The mainstream media’s decision to admit – more than a year after the fact – that the Hunter Biden laptop story was, in fact, legitimate (and not the product of ‘Russian disinformation, as a procession of high-ranking Democrat spies…