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Russia Tries to Raise Doubts
With Fake Fact Checks
Mar 11, 2022 5:50 PM CST
Russia Tries to Raise Doubts With Fake Fact Checks
A confused population can be controlled, Margaret Sullivan writes
- Russia has raised disinformation to a new level in its propaganda battle over its attack on Ukraine—releasing purported fact-check videos that are false in a couple of ways. The Russian-language videos say they're correcting Ukrainian propaganda, Margaret Sullivan writes in a
column. But not only are...
Russia's 'Z' Symbol Means
Nothing, and Everything
Mar 8, 2022 6:34 PM CST
Russia's 'Z' Symbol Means Nothing, and Everything
In the space of two weeks, the Z has evolved into Russia’s favorite nationalist insignia
- The notorious white Z seen on Russian military vehicles in Ukraine has been a source of global speculation. As is sometimes the case when social media sleuths converge, most guesses proved to be overly complex and plain wrong. Per the BBC , citing a Russian special forces vet and pro-Kremlin newspapers,...
Mar 4, 2022 5:05 PM CST
Jon Stewart Has Thoughts on Tucker Carlson
Ex-'Daily Show' host calls him 'dishonest propagandist,' also rips into Rupert Murdoch
- Tucker Carlson has been attracting attention of late with seemingly supportive comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who's been decried by much of the world for the war he's waging in Ukraine . The Fox News host has since walked his remarks back a bit, but that didn't...
Facebook: Scientist Behind
Misinformation Doesn't Exist
Dec 1, 2021 4:58 PM CST
Facebook: Scientist Behind Misinformation Doesn't Exist
Account claimed US was pushing its scientists to blame virus on China
- A disinformation network with ties to China used hundreds of fake social media accounts— including one belonging to a fictitious Swiss biologist—to spread an unfounded claim that the US pressured scientists to blame China for the coronavirus, Facebook said Wednesday. The company based in Menlo Park, California, did not...
It's a 'Perfect Storm' for
White Supremacist Recruiters
Mar 17, 2021 3:41 PM CDT
It's a 'Perfect Storm' for White Supremacist Recruiters
Anti-Defamation League finds hateful propaganda spreading at decade-high levels
- White supremacist propaganda across the US reached the highest level in at least a decade last year, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League. It describes 5,125 cases of hateful messages targeting people who are non-white, Black, Jewish, Muslim, or identify as LGBTQ, spread through physical materials, up...
Boy Was Forced
Trump. Now, 'It's
All Behind Me'
Nov 23, 2020 10:40 AM CST
Boy Was Forced to Threaten Trump. Now, 'It's All Behind Me'
Matthew, now 13, was just 10 when stepfather made him appear in ISIS propaganda video
- In April 2015, an 8-year-old American boy named Matthew was dragged into Syria by his mother, Samantha Sally, and stepfather, Moussa Elhassani, with Elhassani determined to become a sniper for the Islamic State. Five years later, Matthew is 13 and back in the US, and he's now telling the...
Scenes From China's
New Propaganda Clip
May Look Familiar
Sep 21, 2020 12:33 PM CDT
Scenes From China's New Propaganda Clip May Look Familiar
Observers say nation's air force lifted scenes from 'The Hurt Locker,' 'The Rock'
- A new Hollywood-style video from China's armed forces showing a simulation of an attack on a US military base maybe got a little too Hollywood. Entitled "The god of war H-6K goes on the attack!," the two-minute-plus footage released on Chinese social media by the People's...
Cream Is Gay
Jul 7, 2020 11:28 AM CDT
Putin Ally: Rainbow Ice Cream Is Gay Propaganda
Head of Russia's Union of Women implies harmful effect on children
- A newspaper has jokingly suggested that rainbows be banned in Russia after President Vladimir Putin heard complaints about one featured on ice cream packaging. Yekaterina Lakhova, a former MP and the current head of Russia's Union of Women, likened the image to gay propaganda during a Friday video conference...
Erdogan Played Anti-Kurd Film
in Oval Office. It Didn't Go Well
Nov 14, 2019 10:00 AM CST
Erdogan Played Anti-Kurd Film in Oval Office. It Didn't Go Well
Lindsey Graham among GOP senators left miffed
- President Trump had to umpire a tense exchange between Republican senators and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, which reportedly began when Erdogan aired a propaganda film against Syria's Kurds. Axios first reported that five Republican senators critical of Turkey's incursion into Syria watched as Erdogan whipped...
$10M for MSNBC
Host's On-Air Claim
Sep 10, 2019 10:05 AM CDT
Conservative Network Wants $10M for MSNBC Host's On-Air Claim
One America News accuses Rachel Maddow of defamation for calling it 'Russian propaganda'
- A conservative television network sued Rachel Maddow for more than $10 million on Monday for calling it "paid Russian propaganda." One America News filed the federal defamation suit in San Diego, the AP reports. The small, family-owned network is challenging Fox News for conservative cable and satellite TV...
'We're on Our Own'
Dec 19, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Bombarded by Disinformation, 'We're on Our Own'
Kara Swisher writes for the 'NYT' that tech companies haven't been terribly helpful in fighting bad actors
- What's "dead clear": Propaganda pushers have been using platforms like Google, Facebook, and Twitter "exactly as they were designed to be used." What we're just now learning: that those companies were more or less useless on the front lines against disinformation and "fake news,...
Facebook Pulls Plug
on Hundreds of Iranian,
Aug 22, 2018 5:03 AM CDT
Facebook Pulls Plug on Hundreds of Iranian, Russian Accounts
Iran is now 'following Kremlin's playbook' on the disinformation front, one US senator says
- Social media platforms have been battening down the hatches against disinformation campaigns, and Facebook just made a new dent. The site announced Tuesday it had yanked 652 pages or groups off Facebook and Instagram showing "coordinated inauthentic behavior" by those seeking to "mislead others about who they were...
Its Time Zone
Apr 30, 2018 12:31 AM CDT
North Korea Will Change Its Time Zone This Week
It's another conciliatory gesture
- South Korea will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week, officials said Monday, as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders' summit declaration that produced reconciliation steps without a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff. During their historic meeting Friday at a Korean border village,...
S. Korea Just
Tried to 'Create a
With the North
Apr 23, 2018 8:36 AM CDT
S. Korea Just Tried to 'Create a Peaceful Mood' With the North
Propaganda loudspeakers near border silenced before summit between 2 nations this week
- The last top-level meeting between North and South Korea took place 11 years ago, and tensions have since "risen dramatically," per the
Los Angeles Times
. And so South Korea is offering an olive branch ahead of this week's summit, silencing the speakers it uses along the border...
Sinclair's Local Anchors Decry
Fake News Via Same Script
Apr 2, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
Sinclair's Local Anchors Decry Fake News Via Same Script
Broadcast outlet under fire for newsroom tactics and 'state media' tactics
- Sinclair Broadcast Group owns a growing number of local TV stations across the US, and it's come under fire previously for newsroom tactics dictated by its Maryland headquarters. But criticism reached new heights over the weekend when Deadspin stitched together a video showing dozens of anchors reciting the same...
One of Its Own
Mar 22, 2018 12:43 PM CDT
Fox News Attacked—by One of Its Own
Network responds to Ralph Peters' dig at 'propaganda machine'
- Criticism of Fox News as a "propaganda machine … wittingly harming our system of government for profit" is making waves because of its source: longtime Fox military analyst and retired US Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. In a letter to colleagues announcing he would not be renewing his contract...
Sep 26, 2017 9:20 AM CDT
North Korea Reportedly Moving Aircraft to Coast
Analysts doubt US planes are in danger
- The promised countermeasures to President Trump's supposed "declaration of war" on North Korea may already be in the works. A South Korean lawmaker briefed by the country's spy agency says North Korea is moving aircraft to its east coast in an effort to bolster its defenses, per...
Sep 11, 2017 3:56 PM CDT
Report: Russian News Agency Under FBI Investigation
Ex-WH correspondent for Sputnik reportedly turned over thousands of files to bureau
- There are plenty of investigations happening on Russia, but a new one may have just been added to the pile. Yahoo News says it learned the FBI is poking around to get info on Sputnik, the news agency funded by the Russian government, with one of the FBI's lines...
New ISIS Video Features
Boy Claiming to Be American
Aug 25, 2017 11:23 AM CDT
New ISIS Video Features Boy Claiming to Be American
US is investigating
- A new ISIS propaganda video features alarming footage: a small boy, who claims to be an American, promising "the fighting has just begun"—and appearing to train to join the fight himself. The 10-year-old, who speaks fluent English but appears to be reading from a script, claims to...
Raid on 'Cesspool' Yields
Drugs, Nazi Propaganda
Aug 10, 2017 1:39 AM CDT
Raid on 'Cesspool' Yields Drugs, Nazi Propaganda
5 arrested in central Florida
- A raid on a mobile home described as a "cesspool" by police in central Florida yielded drugs, guns, and propaganda from a group called the American Nazi Family. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office named the suspects as Alexander Nowokunski, 33; Gabrielle Price, 24; Steven Crumbley, 31; Melinda Zalneraitis,...
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