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Twitter opens archive of 4,500 accounts related to Russia and Iran’s political propaganda

After getting hauled into Washington to be grilled over how its social media platform was exploited to influence public opinion around elections and politics in the US and elsewhere, Twitter vowed that it would be more open with its data, in an attempt to do better in the future — the idea partly being that others can provide more insight ...

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Leftists slam ‘Three Bullets for Lenin’ memorial coin as terrorist propaganda

A Russian leftist party has officially addressed the Federal Investigative Committee with a request to stop the production and sale of memorial coins minted in honor of the woman who almost managed to kill Vladimir Lenin in 1918. The Communists of Russia party addressed the federal law enforcement agency for dealing with especially serious crime, the Investigative Committee, with an ...

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Russia’s new political directorate vital in battle against ‘raving propaganda’ – general

The recent creation of the military-political directorate in the Russian Defense Ministry is due to the “undisguised and cynical information war” that the country is now facing on all fronts, the head of the body has said. “Today we see an absolutely undisguised informational war. It is openly cynical and it is being waged against our country on all fronts,” ...

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‘Imperial arrogance’: Fake FB accounts spewing US propaganda at Cubans fit the pattern

While the US accuses Russia of using internet trolls to sow discord, Washington is funding its own propaganda body’s program of ‘non-branded Facebook accounts’ operating in Cuba. Here is a fun fact: The US Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), an arm of America’s official foreign propaganda agency the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), is setting up “non-branded local Facebook accounts ...

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‘Twitter is not our friend’ – Libertarian presidential hopeful on propaganda & censorship

While social media companies technically have the right to censor viewpoints, by doing so they are turning into a propaganda wing of the Democratic Party and should be dumped for alternatives, libertarian Arvin Vohra told RT. “Absolutely none of this is justified,” Vohra told RT, asked about recent suspensions and bans on Twitter that have affected the executive director of ...

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See the trippy propaganda images attacking the midterms on Facebook

Facebook just confirmed that an unknown group is waging a propaganda war against the U.S. midterm elections. Using images and event invites to rallies in Washington next week, the attackers are attempting to sow discord into the American political landscape. Facebook has not identified whether Russian intelligence organizations were responsible, like with their 2016 election attacks, as this operation was ...

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‘Ridiculous propaganda’: Users slam NATO’s online fake news game

A new NATO-developed Facebook game, which claims to help users differentiate between real and fake news, is proving to be a complete flop with users who are dismissing it as “propaganda”. READ MORE: Call to break up Russia by Latvian MP proof of NATO’s hostile plans – senior lawmaker The News Hero takes the player inside the editorial office of ...

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Waste of cash & state propaganda: French slam Macron’s plan to bring back mandatory military service

The French aren’t embracing President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to reinstate national military service by the start of next year. Many have called the proposal a useless waste of money and even something that stinks of propaganda. Macron has attempted to justify the proposal, saying that national service would promote patriotism and “social cohesion” among France’s youth. The plan, which has ...

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Russia rejects US demands to free convicts as propaganda and double standards

US authorities have no moral right to demand the release of convicted inmates, because Washington itself has been convicting Russian citizens in violation international law, Russian diplomats have stated. The Russian embassy in Washington released the statement as a reply to the resolution, in which the US Department of State demanded that the Russian authorities immediately release all people who ...

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Education or propaganda? Nazi WWII re-enactment stirs controversy in Italy (VIDEO)

Anti-fascist groups are up in arms over a previously postponed World War II re-enactment, saying the event’s use of Nazi SS soldier dress normalizes propaganda and military culture. The Cologno Monzes historical re-enactment near Milan was previously cancelled in April due to its focus on a military camp run by Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht unit. A watered down version including other ...

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