KIEV, Ukraine â€” When â€œlittle green menâ€ invaded Crimea in the spring of 2014, Russian media went into overdrive, smearing Ukraineâ€™s Euro-revolution as a â€œfascist coup dâ€™Ã©tat.â€
A group of professors and students struck back and unwittingly made history that spring when they launched StopFake.org, the first site to directly tackle and refute Russian propaganda. Now that the rest of the world has woken up to the Kremlinâ€™s disinformation tactics, the journalism school crew behind StopFake have emerged as the â€œgrand wizardsâ€ of the fake news-busting world.
â€œThere was a growing avalanche of propaganda from Russia seeking to reframe the narrative in …read more
Source: POLITICO – Europe Edition