Stop Russias Propaganda

Europe Takes a Stand

Every nation has its own propaganda but that information is not exclusive to that nation, as of yet. Today the EU Parliament approved a resolution, which calls for the EU to “respond to information warfare by Russia.” On Wednesday, November 23 2016 the vote had 304 MEPs in support, 179 voting against and 208 abstaining. This vote was based on the ‘EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties’ report.

"The resolution hits straight at a number of respected media, including Sputnik agency, and has an aim to stop their activity in the EU. Moreover, the resolution bluntly contradicts the EU’s own human rights and freedom of press norms," reads a letter signed by Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan.

"The best approach is an open discussion, in which bright and solid arguments to support one's point of view should be presented,” Vladimir Putin

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The Obama Administration At War With RT

Last Wednesday’s John Kirby, during a State Department briefing, accused Russia and the Syrian regime of bombing "five hospitals and at least one mobile clinic in Syria." Maria Zakharova an RT reporter asked Kirby, to specify some of the details of this alleged incident, including their location. Frustrated Kirby only restated the accusations and added he will no longer treat RT with the same regard as other media outlets.

“Is this a new means of segregation? This separation of the media by ideology?” Maria Zakharova RT news

“they are at war with RT, they are at war with Sputnik, they are at war with Ruptly, not because it is ‘weaponized’ information, but because it really is an alternative media source." Brian Becker, Answer Coalition national coordinator

“Listening to that coverage from the State Dept. official is actually rather quite chilling. My experience of journalists here and professionals at RT in London is that they are a very eclectic mix of journalist professionals, highly skilled and determined to get to the truth. It is very regrettable that John Kirby would use such words to deviate away from answering the question by actually attacking the company itself. I think that there are lessons to be learned over the conduct of that official. Clearly, there are massive polarizing differences of opinion as to how the war in Syria is going, who is responsible and how civilians are being caught up in this appalling and brutal war. And that is why it is very important for companies like RT to have access to be able to challenge officials when they make those sorts of allegations.” Daniel Kawczynski MP, UK

Zuckerbergs Fault?

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Fake News

There’s a move in America to ban the alt-right media and I believe the media that will be banned, will be the media that’s correct and true. The Internet has changed media and opinion news is doing better than actual news. Instead of giving us the real news they are attacking alternative media on Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube.

In a recent NY Times Article written by Nick Winfield, Mike Isaac and Katie Benner Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites they wrote,"Google kicked off the action on Monday afternoon when the Silicon Valley search giant said it would ban websites that peddle fake news from using its online advertising service. Hours later, Facebook, the social network, updated the language in its Facebook Audience Network policy, which already says it will not display ads in sites that show misleading or illegal content, to include fake news sites.”

People are now dependent on these Internet Giants. They have our information and can decide what facts we’re provided. Who else gives these monopolies the power to decide who’s fake and who isn’t, but our governments. In the past there’s been American journalist and peacekeepers who went to Syria and have come back telling us everything the mainstream media was telling us, is a lie. Doesn't this make the mainstream media the (Fake Media)?

Information Warfare on the Internet

Information Warfare on the Internet is an international project launched by StopFake.org. This site supervises our online media and searches for trends that are being maneuvered. They determine how propaganda tactics are fluctuating, by following parallels and alterations. Their focus is to investigate Kremlin and Russia engineered propaganda in Ukraine.

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lions44 10 days ago from Auburn, WA

As much as I would like to, you don't have to ban anything.

An educated public is the best defense. How do you not know something is propaganda? It always shocks me the way folks fall for things. But after watching and listening to Trump supporters fall all over themselves defending a dictator like Putin, I'm not so sure. I think it has more to do with Putin's race than anything else.

But freedom of speech applies to all, even a service as ridiculous as RT. But the President and other elected officials need to take the lead on this. Important topic. Thx.


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kbdressman 10 days ago from Harlem, New York

I agree that we have a major problem with the accuracy and consumption of news and that social media has changed the distribution of news. A large part of that change is how easy it is to disseminate a story around the globe in a short amount of time. I completely agree that something needs to change, but I worry that censoring anyone will lead to a loss of freedom for everyone. Who gets to decide what is true and what isn't? Often the hard facts aren't available immediately and even when they are available, it might just be the story that prevailed that we believe and not what really happened. We definitely have a problem that shows we need change, but I don't think that censorship is the way to go, especially without a good system of checks and balances.

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