The EUvsDisinfo project has posted an analysis of pro-Russian media reporting indicating that its claimed US democracy is an illusion, that the election was fraudulent, and thus that the US has no right to lecture others about human rights or democracy. The report begins:
November 24, 2020 Following the US Election Day, pro-Kremlin media claimed that the US democracy is an illusion, election was fraudulent, and thus the US has no right to lecture others about human rights or democracy. This is the second part of a series of articles about pro-Kremlin media’s coverage on US election. Since Election Day, fringe pro-Kremlin outlets have moved away from amplifying disinformation about the vote and instead focused on influencing the public perception of the vote and of its purported consequences.The clearest demonstration of this shift in messaging between October 29 and November 12 is the abrupt disappearance of unfounded claims about Biden family’s corruption, which was covered heavily by pro-Kremlin media prior the elections. Another sign is the deluge of items repeating claims that the election result was either obtained through blatant fraud or is yet to be determined.
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In late October, the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported on a study that described the themes propagated by Russian state-backed media as follows:
Russian state-backed media such as Russia Today, Sputnik, or TASS focused on four key themes: the sad state of U.S. political culture, criticism of the U.S. media, divisions in the Democratic party, and Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy. Also, the issue of Russian interference provided an opening to hammer the U.S. for its alleged “Russophobia.”
GIOR reported earlier this month that RT (formerly Russia Today) had responded to the US Presidential elections results by posting an OpEd suggesting that “US democracy really is in its death throes.”
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