Russia wrote the book on fake news
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just announced plans to launch a website dedicated to tackling fake news. It’s a noble objective but also a little ironic given Russia’s flagrant display this week of “hybrid warfare” – straightforward propaganda, that is, backed up with black ops and subterfuge.
As an optimist on Russia, it pains me to say it, but the surest proof Moscow was behind the attempted assassination of the Montenegrin Prime Minister are the official denials coming from its Foreign Ministry and its state sponsored media outlet, Russia Today.
The plan, according to last week’s Sunday Telegraph, was to …read more