Contents tagged with Fake News

  • Mogherini: EU supported the funding for the department to counter fake news

    Foreign ministers of the European Union member states at a meeting of the European Council supported strengthening and financing the European External Action Service’s “EU versus Disinformation” Department on countering fake news, said Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Commission, following the meeting.

    “I asked to beef up human resources and to increase financing for the three groups focused on strategic …

  • Media: Russia aims to discredit German soldiers in Lithuania using fake news

    Bundeswehr soldiers in Lithuania have become the victims of information attacks that involve fake news aiming to discredit the German military.

    An official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Germany confirmed this information, Deutsche Welle reported.

    A German Defense Ministry spokesman told the publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that on February 14, Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament Viktoras Pranckietis received an anonymous letter by email that accused German soldiers …

  • NATO accuses Russia of publishing fake news about the Alliance

    NATO accused Russia of strengthening its disinformation campaign after the annexation of the Crimea in March 2014, Deutsche Welle reported.

    According to NATO’s data, the Russian media companies Sputnik and Russia Today (RT) have repeatedly published fake material.

    "NATO has been dealing with a significant increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation since Russia's illegal annexation of the Crimea in 2014," the spokesperson of the Alliance, Oana Lungescu, told Reuters on Saturday, …

  • US intelligence: Russia spreads fake news

    US intelligence services believe that Russia helped to disseminate fake and distorted news to undermine the credibility of the elections in the United States, BuzzFeed News reported, citing two sources from intelligence services.

    "They do it all the time, it is a known fact," one source stated.

    "It goes beyond propaganda, as far as I can understand it,” another intelligence source stated.

    The author of the article noted that neither intelligence source answered how, exactly, Russia spreads …