Russian Foreign Ministry launches project to expose 'fake news' about Russia

Russian authorities have launched a project aimed at refuting media reports they believe to be false.

A new page on the Russian foreign ministry's website has appeared named “Examples of publications circulating false information about Russia.”

Currently the Russian foreign ministry has listed five media sources, among them are NBC News, the Telegraph, the New York times, and Bloomberg. In addition, the much lesser known site the Santa Monica Observer was also listed.

The revelations made by the ministry have not been extensive.

In each case a summary of the published topics and a refutation with one sentence: "In this material the disseminated data does not correspond to reality."

Additionally, a link to each publication contains a screenshot of it superimposed with a red stamp reading "Fake.”

Every topic, except for one, were based on anonymous government sources or public statements of politicians.

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