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Absurd Western Mainstream Propaganda In Russian

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Absurd Western Mainstream Propaganda In Russian

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An aggressive propaganda campaign in Russian mainstream media appears to be ramping up in recent weeks and months. This notion becomes quite evident, specifically in a recent article by the Russian version of DW, which published a list of “The Five Most popular fakes about Europe in Russian social networks.”

To find out how these fakes diffuse in the public, DW supposedly analyzed messages in the Russian-language segment of Twitter and Facebook. To this end it used two platforms for monitoring social networks: CrowdTangle and BuzzSumo.

According to DW, on Facebook, there were almost no “fakes” about Europe among the popular posts, with more than two and a half thousand likes, reposts or comments. Among the public pages on Facebook, videos and pictures reflecting interesting facts about Europe, as well as travel posts to EU countries, are most popular.

The most popular positive text post about the EU is the entry by Ukrainian TV presenter Dmitro Komarov about how European pensioners live happily. In total, he scored more than 23,000 so-called interactions – that is, reposts, likes and comments. How the upper “popular post” went past DW’s “fake detector” remains a mystery.

The most popular media tweet about the EU and Germany is a DW post about why there are no stray dogs in Germany. It received upwards of 3,300 interactions.

As an example of Russian misinformation, DW demonstrated three “fakes” from Twitter, and two from Facebook:

  1. Facebook: German old woman married a young refugee
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The “shocking” news that received approximately 4,000 interactions reported that an 85-year-old German woman had married an 18-year-old refugee. There were pictures to accompany it.

DW notes that the photo shows the 70-year-old Swede Mona-Lisa Larsson and her 19-year-old lover Aziz Maganda from Uganda. The article says that this story has nothing to do with refugees in Europe, but rather an extreme example of a peculiar dating exchange, gaining popularity in Uganda. Retirees from Western countries allegedly come to this African country, looking for adventure or relationships with local residents. For Larsson, Aziz was the second such partner – a year earlier she got married, and a few months later broke up with another young Ugandan.

It could not be considered as a “shocking” news. It looks more like a sort of “win” of Germany and Austria’s failed “multi-culti” agenda. You know a 18-yo man from Uganda apparently was in Germany on a business trip and accidentally married a 85-year-old  woman. “Nothing related to migration”.

  1. Facebook: Marry a woman from Iceland for 5,000 euros per month

This is a pretty old story, that Iceland has such a short supply of men, that the government is willing to pay 5,000 euro per month to any foreign who decides to marry a woman and live in Iceland.

It was first published in 2016, but two years later in 2018 it gathered 3,849 reports, 58 likes and 7 comments, which also is an example of a post that’s simply of quite low friction, but regardless. It is also such a piece of news that, even if true, would simply cause a few laughs and it is a mystery of how specifically it impacts the general public’s perception.

This is where it gets interesting, with the fakes actually concerning issues that are quite real.

  1. Twitter: Migrant crime and inadequate reaction of German authorities

“Hmm … In Germany, the mother of a 12-year-old girl who was sexually harassed by a dark-skinned type posted her photo on Facebook with a request to help identify him. The police ordered the photo to be deleted, and the woman may is threatened by punishment, as posting a person’s photo without consent is a crime”

According to DW, the most popular “fake tweet” about Europe was the post of political observer for Rossiya Segodniya Vladimir Kornilov – 3003 interactions. DW claimed that the author of the tweet manipulates the facts, exposing everything as if the mother of the girl who had been sexually harassed was accused of a crime, but it is not known whether the offending migrant will be punished.

The incident of an African refugee harassing a 12-year-old girl on a train did happen. And the girl’s mother actually posted a photo of the suspect on Facebook. The police demanded the woman to remove the photo, saying that private individuals under the law cannot arrange a public search and the man depicted in the photo had the right to file a lawsuit.

However, DW demonstrates the stituation like the police simply asked for permission to carry out their work independently and in accordance with the laws. As a result of the public reveal of the identity of the person and media attention, the man was detained and placed in a pre-trial detention center, and no prosecution was carried out against the girl’s mother.

The DW “investigators” are shifting the idea of the fact that migrant crime in Europe is at an obvious rise. This is testified by various reports such as this, especially in Cologne on December 31st, 2015, on New Year’s Eve, when gangs of newcomers harassed women, and so on. Reports such as this are the norm, and it does appear as if the authorities in Germany, and other European countries are doing very little.

  1. Twitter: WhatsApp EU restrictions

“- You heard WhatsApp banned the use of children under 16!

– Lord, how much this regime can mock its people! Putin must leave!

– So this is in the European Union.

– Well, well done, they protect the moral health of the young generation! This is a real concern for people!”

Since May last year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) began to operate in the EU, which, among other things, allows Europeans to request data collected from Internet companies from them and even require their complete deletion. Another measure spelled out in the GDPR is the need for parental consent to process data for children under 16 on the Internet.

For this reason, WhatsApp decided to raise the minimum age for registering its users. And, for example, Facebook did not do this – and the EU is not going to apply any penalties to it.

So, DW claims that the decision of WhatsApp has nothing to do with the GDPR and media restrictions in the EU in general, while in fact, internet is being restricted throughout the world, mostly in China, of course, but in other countries that have protests, and so on. The post also alleges that supposed internet restrictions in Russia would also be fine, after all, they do it in Europe.

  1. Twitter: There is a pension reform in Germany, and it is even worse than the Russian one

“On one day with us, the retirement age in Germany is increased to 67 years – for both men and women. By 2025, their government intends to reduce pensions and increase contributions to the pension fund. The era of social states is rapidly coming to an end”

DW says that the post by Anna Kislichenko makes a few false statements, notably that the retirement age in Germany and Russia was made 67, overnight. DW points that in Germany, the retirement age was increased even earlier – between 2012 and 2017. But, pensions haven’t been lowered, and DW says  that there will be no discussions until 2025 (it remains unclear how DW knows ths). So, the “proapganda” is busted!

Regardless, DW attempts to combat supposedly “fake information” and then present this efforts as an example of dangerous “Russian disinformation” are quite obvious attempts at spreading propaganda themselves. This seems to be quite in the line of activities of the Eu VS Disinfo operation run by the East StratCom Task Force. The East StratCom Task Force is a EU-created and EU-funded body designed to spread mainstream propaganda and combat all what goes beyond the mainstream line.

But the authors, not only of the DW article, but also of the supposed propaganda posts (all from 2018) assume that the general public, the users seeing and reading these posts would subject what they see to no scrutiny whatsoever, which is absurd in and of itself. This is also showing of the amounts of interactions that the posts received, around 4,000 for the most popular, which is admittedly an amazing amount of friction.

Yes, social users of social media outlets sometimes make mistakes and mix some dates. However, even in the carefully prepared ‘analysis’, DW barely found something what can really be described as an example of real propaganda or intenational missinformation. This becomes obvious if one compares DW-discovered “fakes” with the mainstream campaign against Syria, including its part about “Assad chemical attacks” (which is collapsing under pressure of real facts, evidence and leaks from Western bodies themselves).

This is, furthermore, quite showing of the current level of professionalism in content creation in MSM, and that mainstream memes such as “US President Donald Trump is an agent of Putin” are truth, both for content creators and users alike, which is equally absurd. The indoctrination into the mainstream narrative is truth, but it is not low effort content such as this that propagates the campaign forward.

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Hasbara Hunter

No worries the Retarded Brainless AngloZioNazis already lost the Information War to the Russians…after 500 years of the AngloZioNazi Deception, Deceiving, Cover-Ups, Smokescreens, Veils, Propaganda, Censorshipping, Constructed Lies & Fabrications…The Peoples seem to be done with Your Filthy LIES (Once a Liar…Always a Liar)….Latersss AngloZioNazis the TRUTH seems to be more appealing these days

FlorianGeyer

The BBC ( UK State TV) and other corporate Libtard propaganda outlets are allied with the libtard social media propagandists that the deep state also controls.

The result is that Libtarded state media in the vast majority of cases, even adverts, is most annoying to watch. I do not go to church to be preached at, and rarely listen to, or read, the infantile propaganda that promotes Libtarded ideology either.

It seems that every TV programme now has to have LGBT +++ castings of various rainbow colours,disabled,all ethnic groups,imbeciles,children with attitude, climate warriors,fat people of all sorts,migrants, and of course, white men who are either aggressive , or perverted homos wearing lipstick.

Fortunately, I am not alone, and others are shunning the Libtard sermons as well.

Mehmet Aslanak

Another huge fake news is all western media outlets claim that SDF/YPG/PKK is a peaceful & utmost democratic representative of Kurds in Syria. Actually it is a bloody communist party founded in 1979, responsible from thousands of death Kurds in Turkey, in Northern Iraq & now in Syria.

Tommy Jensen

That’s not the only thing the Russian media have been doing.
They also pictured Obama as a weak sissy although we in the West know Obama is a handsome man with a beautiful family, and that Obama did something against the terrorists in Syria and that Obama is a supporter of LGBT CO2 and Clima change.comment image

hvaiallverden

The thing is SF, that why bother, to be frank, at all, let them fry them selfs in their own fat, and second, everybody know the Western MSM is rotten to their core, just look at Sweden, despite the massive cencure, denile, divertion tactics, an long long rown of PC-infested nuttcases drooling something about anyone whom isnt willing to take more millions of Africans etc into their land is an Nazi, etc, to total blocade of anyone whm is critical, despite this for years, the MSM is loosing it, the politicians is loosing it, the people are realising the scale and scope of the desite, and this is the same problem that is happening in Germany, give it time, and instead of taking this rants seriously, we should rather just shrug, and continue the path you already have, there is an reason for the hysterical and downright pre-mature nonsense in the western MSM and that is the fact nobody belives them any more.

Yup, reminds me of an “joke”.
Do you know the difference between an woman with PMS and a terrorist.
You can negotiate with the terrorist.
Or to take one oldie from Sovjet times, regarding Pravda in that time.
You pretend that this is the truth, and we pretend that we read the news.
We are there right now.
News papers are good for other things, like wrapping in fish etc, to cleaning windows, apart from that, I never buy anything.

The only good thing about this, is that this “storys” make me smile, jesus they have derailed.
And be mercifull, its after all, christmass tomorrow.
Have an nice day and happy christmass.

peace

Garga

But the authors […] assume that the general public, the users […] would subject
what they see to no scrutiny whatsoever, which is absurd in and of itself.

No it’ not, at all. That’s the whole point because their target audience digest whatever false and lies presented to them without questioning.
Just switch the TV on for half an hour on any of the MSM channels and you’ll see they lie or use fake images all the time. For example BBC uses footage from Bangladesh and India whenever they talk about air pollution or floods in Iran (strange, we are not in short supply of air pollution, but the real footage probably lacks the severity they intend to imply) or used footage from 2009 protests (summer, therefore summer clothing) to further their narrative for last month’s gasoline protests. Social networks are even worse, countless lies are spreading everyday, from a video of a room full of Euro banknotes which supposedly caught on fire, belonged to various government officials and the brave fireman took the video (a 3-4 years old video that every now and then pops up in various countries, from Russia to Uganda) to a footage showing a dozen policemen attacking an electronic shop, breaking glasses and stealing mobile phones.(on their vests is written “Policia”, clearly a Spanish-speaking country, not Iran which uses Police and پلیس).

And yet, I encountered many people who re-post them and start a heated discussion based on them. Strange, because almost all of them have access to web and by a simple drag and drop into the search engine (what I did) they can find out for themselves, but they don’t and won’t.

This is the reason DW and other western-style MSM freak out upon seeing any kind the posts mentioned in the article. They automatically assume the audience is dumb and accepts anything without thinking.
and to be fair, they are more or less right.

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