Russia is actively promoting the ‘compatriot narrative,’ a strategy designed to strengthen ties between Russians residing outside the country and Russia itself. This initiative serves the dual purpose of leveraging these individuals for its strategic objectives and rationalizing its assertive foreign policy. By positioning itself as the guardian of Russians living abroad, Russia seeks to reclaim its former superstate status on the global stage.
In the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the highest educational institution associated with the administration of the president, they announced the launch of a program to train ‘media police.’ Over the course of four years, students are set to be taught how to identify ‘anti-Russian content’ on the internet.
Finland closed four border checkpoints on November 18 and will close all but one on Saturday night due to a surge in asylum seekers from Russia, including Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and Syria. Approximately 300 migrants arrived since September, spiking from November 7 to 14. Suspicions of Russian hybrid warfare tactics were raised by the Finnish Prime Minister; his claim was denied by the Kremlin. Let’s take a closer look at this situation to see the reactions from all parties and possible outcomes.
Hamas leaders have understood very well that it is difficult for them to succeed militarily, but that the military success of the Jewish state can be used very successfully against it in the information field. How do they do this?
Renowned German journalist Hubert Seipel, known for his Putin documentary, allegedly received €600,000 in undisclosed payments from a sanctioned Russian oligarch. The Cyprus Confidential Project, led by the ICIJ, exposes a covert financial system in Cyprus. Over 3.6 million leaked documents reveal activities benefiting influential figures, including PwC Cyprus collaborating with sanctioned individuals.
In the ongoing battle against disinformation, Pekka Kallioniemi’s #VatnikSoup series stands out as a potent tool, revealing the tactics employed by pro-Russian propagandists. As #VatnikSoup delves deeper into the layers of disinformation, it serves as a compelling testament to the effectiveness of investigative journalism in combating propaganda.
One of the key narratives in Russian propaganda is that throughout history, Russia has always upheld its word, being honest, fair, and good. In contrast, the West has consistently been deceitful, violating agreements, and reneging on promises. The narrative X-ray examines how much truth lies in this.
The US State Department’s Global Engagement Center has accused China of actively pursuing strategies to control the flow of critical information on a global scale. In a report titled “Global Engagement Center special report: How the People’s Republic of China Seeks to Reshape the Global Information Environment,” it highlights China’s manipulation of information through propaganda, disinformation, and censorship.
Simon Shuster’s Time magazine article questions Ukraine’s chances in the conflict, citing anonymous insiders and raising concerns about the author’s objectivity. It highlights waning global support and Zelenskyy’s unwavering stance against negotiating with Russia. Propastop explains why Shuster’s article appears biased due to his background and previous views.