This post will endeavor to list out websites, publications and organizations that are believed to be spreading Russian propaganda and disinformation and provide some support for those. Russian disinformation poses a serious threat to the liberal international order and undermines the security and human rights of people in democracies, which rely on accurate information to make political decisions. Russia’s goal in perpetrating disinformation campaigns is to sow fear, discord, and paralysis that undermines democratic institutions and weakens critical Western alliances such as NATO and the EU.
Russian disinformation campaigns in Ukraine were used in conjunction with the invasions of Crimea and the Donbas. Russian efforts were also widely believed to have influenced the 2016 presidential election in the United States in favor of the less popular candidate. Such disinformation campaigns take advantage of our democratic institutions to advance Russia’s own strategic agenda. Learn more about the scourge of Russian disinformation and propaganda here.
Fox News has been shown to have such a cavalier relationship to truth and accuracy that the “reporting” produced by this organization has been implicated in the irresponsible propagation of messages and fake news emanating from Russian intelligence. Source: NYT: How Russian Propaganda Spread From a Parody Website to Fox News, By Neil MacFarquhar and Andrew Rossback, June 7, 2017
Attorney General Bill Barr has been acting in ways that are demonstrably favorable to Vladimir Putin and which keep the country from adequately defending itself from Russian efforts to undermine our democracy and our election. Source: Mother Jones: How Bill Barr is helping Vladimir Putin: He’s no useful idiot for Moscow. He’s just useful. , July 29, 2020 by David Corn.
OneWorld.Press has been implicated in having ties to the G.R.U, in that messages from Russian intelligence are taken and then spread to OneWorld.Press in a form of “information laundering.” Source: NYT: Russian Intelligence Agencies Push Disinformation on Pandemic, July 28, 2020 by Julian E. Bares and David E. Sanger
GlobalResearch.ca has been implicated in having ties to the G.R.U, in that messages from Russian intelligence are taken and then spread to OneWorld.Press in a form of “information laundering.” Source: NYT: Russian Intelligence Agencies Push Disinformation on Pandemic, July 28, 2020 by Julian E. Bares and David E. Sanger