BBC News has posted a guide to the methods used by pro-Kremlin media outlets in their information war against Ukraine. The BBC guide begins:
As Russia continues its military build up on Ukraine’s border, it’s also attempting to control the media narrative — but which parts are misleading? We’ve looked at some examples of the methods used by pro-Kremlin outlets.
Read the rest here.
The guide covers the following areas:
- Promoting false stories
- Amplifying unverified videos
- Portraying Ukraine as pro-Nazi
- Readers’ comments used to represent public opinion
- Using Western voices to exaggerate support for Russia
In recent months, the Global Influence Operations Report has extensively covered Russian disinformation operations targeting Ukraine.