This week’s Disinformation Review reflects on the fifth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
Published by the ‘EU vs Disinfo’ website, the review mentions how the disinformation outlets continue to attempt to depict the illegal land-grab as something noble. According to the source, despite figures from Russian state sources, Moscow's media mouthpieces remain rigid on claiming an economic boom for the peninsula.
It also adds that pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets attempt to describe Ukraine's actions towards Crimea as a legitimation of Russia's rule of the peninsula.
Published every Thursday, the Disinformation Review lists the latest cases of news articles carrying key examples of how pro-Kremlin disinformation finds its way in international media. It focuses on key messages carried in international media which have been identified as providing a partial, distorted or false view or interpretation and/or spreading key pro-Kremlin messaging.
The EU versus Disinformation campaign is run by the European External Action Service East Stratcom Task Force. The team was set up after EU Heads of State and Government stressed the need to challenge Russia’s ongoing disinformation campaigns in March 2015.
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EU vs Disinfo website in English