Ukraine’s ministry of information policy presents “White Book” of info-ops against Ukraine — To Inform is to Influence

From the Ukrainian Ministry of Information Policy’s webpage, ““White Book of Special Information Operations against Ukraine, 2014-2018” is accessible via this link (in Ukrainian).” Source: https://mip.gov.ua/en/news/2938.html I have already written to the Ministry of Information Policy asking for an English version, when available. 18:00, 12 February 2019 [The White Book] contains descriptions of Russia’s information campaigns […]

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“An Unfounded Foundation”: How Russian-run fake Western thinktanks look like — Euromaidan Press

Why hide it? Why are the managers of the site trying to hide the fact that the site is Russian? Well, one reason might be that it gives Russian pro-Kremlin media a possibility to quote “International Media.” We can note references to the site occasionally on pro-Kremlin media outlets, like here or here. 28 more…

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Hockey Day in Lviv: Canadian Armed Forces vs Galician Lions — Euromaidan Press

The Ukrainian club included younger members and coaches of children’s teams. The Canadian team had one female member, an employee of the CAF press service. The Canadian soldiers wore hockey shirts, but standard hockey pants were replaced by army fatigues. 33 more words

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Work of Ukraine’s Health Ministry unblocked, but Suprun still under threat of dismissal — Euromaidan Press

After Ukraine’s acting Health Minister Uliana Suprun was suspended by a court decision on 5 February, the consequences were manifold. First, the work of the crucial ministry was blocked. 51 more words

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Key suspect in ordering murder of Ukrainian activist Handziuk detained thanks to activist pressure — Euromaidan Press

“Half a year since the attack. Three months from the day she died. Numerous posts, articles, and TV programs. In photos and on the TV screens, Katia is young, beautiful, happy, joyful, and dreamy. 44 more words

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From Communist Internationalism to Xenophobic Nationalism: Post-Soviet Russia’s Strange Trajectory — La Gaceta de los Miserables.

By Richard Arnold¹. In 2006, Russia contained around 50,000 racist skinheads- over half the world’s total- and had the highest number of violent hate crimes in Europe. 2006 also saw the first gathering of prominent racist voices from around the world, including David Duke from the United States, at a conference designated to discuss “the […]

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Russia’s Flowery Fake News

Glasnost Gone

I’m wondering just how bad Russian occupied Ukraine must be when they’re reduced to posting fake images of flowers? On Russia’s social media VK, Inside Donetsk claimed
– “For the first time in the botanical garden of Donetsk, the Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitz) bloomed.” The only downside to this eye catching news being the picture is from at least 2013.

Inside Donetsk post the official (propaganda) news for Russia’s puppet Donetsk people’s republic. For impact, their posts are routinely accompanied by unrelated or outdated pictures. This image fakery is especially prevalent when posting fake news about the Ukrainian army.

So why post fake pictures?
The reason is self-evident from the below screen grab. The flower picture prompted 185 people to like the post, 15 shared it and some 4.5 thousand clicked on it. Now, the flower may well have “bloomed” and the Donetsk botanical garden’s maybe indeed be overflowing…

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