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Counterspin: The Fact That There Are Anti-War Protests in Russia Does Not Mean That It Is a Democratic State

Anti-war protests in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities are not proof that the Russian state has democratic capital, as Biševac spins. A large number of arrests, the censorship of certain media and most of the social networks claim the exact opposite. The claim that Ukraine has not received any refugees from the war zones in Syria, Afghanistan...

Counterspin: Russia Was Not Forced To Attack Ukraine to Defend Itself

From the very beginning of his column in the daily newspaper “Nova Makedonija”, Russian Ambassador Sergei Baznikin points out that Russia is committed to a quick cessation of hostilities and finding a solution through diplomacy, at the negotiating table. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that Russia is ready for a diplomatic solution to the situation with Ukraine....

Russian Duma with Draconian Sentences: 10-15 Years in Prison for Knowingly Spreading Fake News about the Russian Military

The Russian Duma has passed a law prescribing draconian sentences for “knowingly spreading fake news” about Russian military operations, categorized according to the severity and consequences of such actions, RIA Novosti reported. Under the new law, for the crime of “knowingly spreading fake information about the armed forces of the Russian Federation under the guise of credible messages”, the minimum...

Russian Media Scene: Controlled Content with Little Space for Foreign Media

Citizens in Russia receive dosed content, and censorship laws are in place, enacted by the newly adopted Law on March 4, which even provides for a prison sentence of 10 to 15 years “for knowingly spreading false news about the Russian military”. Leading Russian television “Channel 1” and “Russia 1” are state-controlled, and the third-largest TV network, NTV, is...

Counterspin: Anti-Semitic literature present not only in Ukraine – but it cannot justify Russian aggression

According to our research, we are convinced that the three books disputed by the Russian Embassy in North Macedonia can be purchased in different languages ​​in several foreign countries, that the reprints of the republished editions are almost completely sold out, but also that there is an expert debate as is the case and in North Macedonia, about their...

Truthmeter: The Sense of Belonging as a Tool for Russian Influence in North Macedonia

One of the simplest ways of influencing a wider circle of people, which has been continuously used by Russia in the Republic of North Macedonia, is to build and nurture the narrative of mutual belonging (in international relations this theory is known as “natural alliance”). Unity and common affiliation are associated with Slavism, religion, language, tradition, and lately more...

Stojanovski for Lokalno: Political and Media Circles Have Been Accustoming Macedonians for Years That Hate Speech Is Something “Normal”

Since the Russian-Ukrainian crisis started, a propaganda war started on social media in our country, full of hate speech and “cheering” for one of the warring parties. Certain political and media circles have for years been accustoming the citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia that hate speech is something “normal” and that calls for violence are a “normal” part...

Truthmeter: It Is Not True That Russia Is Not Shelling Civilian Buildings and That the Mariupol Footage Is Fake

The claim of the Russian ambassador to North Macedonia, Sergey Bazdnikin, that the Russian armed forces do not shell civilian buildings and that the footage from Mariupol is fake, seems strange and at least sounds unreasonable in a situation where numerous world and domestic media constantly publish footage of destroyed civilian buildings. It is not possible for all those...

Truthmeter: Covid Disinformation as Dangerous as the Coronavirus

It is not uncommon for narratives about COVID-19 vaccines to be spread on social media, which do not only undermine the confidence in their effectiveness but also contain conspiracy theories, i.e. unsubstantiated, unfounded claims about a small group of “villains” wanting to destroy the rest of the world. And all this to benefit the big pharmaceutical companies, but also...

Kremlin Deception Weapons: 7 Things You Need to Know About RT and Sputnik

The European Union has approved sanctions against the Kremlin deception weapons: Sputnik and RT. Their broadcasting activities were immediately suspended in the EU until the Kremlin stopped its aggression against Ukraine and until Russia stopped carrying out disinformation and information manipulation activities against the EU and its member states, writes EUvsDiSiNFO, reports Portalb.mk   These are immediate, purposeful and temporary measures taken...

Tuneva: In Military Conflicts We Need to Be Careful When Following Social Networks

In wars and conflicts, the use of disinformation is another tactic – not only the fighters on the ground are at war, but also the citizens and institutions that “place their truth” and thus think that they have said things as they are. However, citizens should always be skeptical, regardless of where that information comes from, said Marina Tuneva,...

Truthmeter: Nothing Can Justify the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

One of the ways to insert influence, which is hard to notice ad become increasingly aggressive since the beginning of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, is to compare, equate and justify the war, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement between Truthmeter.mk and Meta.mk, we republish the text below:     Author: Mirjana Najcevska, PhD, an expert on the rule of law and human rights   Putin’s...

Counterspin: Contrary to Bujar Osmani’s Statements, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Was Supplied With Russian Fuel the Day before the War in Ukraine

On March 7, RNM Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani agreed with his Ukrainian colleague on TV21 that “Russian oil is the blood of Ukraine,” adding that “the purchase of Russian gas is financing the Russian army.” However, although he was informed about the exact day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the ministry he heads, just one day before the...

Counterspin: Todor Petrov Spins On the Existence of Biological Weapons Laboratories in Ukraine

The post by the WMC and Todor Petrov that the United States owns bio-labs in Ukraine, which has become very viral and popular on social media, especially on those channels where disinformation and speculation about the Russian invasion of Ukraine are shared on a daily basis, is a classic spin attempt to defend Russian terror in Ukraine. This conspiracy...

Kessler: Disinformation is Putin’s powerful tool in Ukraine

Giovanni Kessler is an Italian prosecutor who worked in the office of famous Sicilian prosecutor Paolo Borsalino in 1995. In 1998-1999 he was appointed as Deputy Head of the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission in Pristina, in charge of Police and Justice matters. From 2001-2006 he was been elected in the Italian Parliament as an independent member. In 2003, the...

Propaganda: Serbian Actors Portrayed as War Heroes in the Ukraine War

The use of Serbian and Yugoslav artworks intended for the big and small screen is one of the more shocking propaganda tricks in the parallel battle for Ukraine. The BBC opened the topic, Serbian media reported, followed by domestic media, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement between Truthmeter.mk and Meta.mk, we republish the text below:   According to our news source, the...

Bexheti: An Alternative to the Markets after the Invasion of Ukraine will be Found, but There Is No Alternative to the Loss of Human Lives

Engineered news is circulating on social networks and in some media after the invasion of Ukraine, which is done with a certain intention, to spread fog, said in an interview with Truthmeter academician Abdylmenaf Bexheti. According to him, the losses due to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis expressed in finance are minor, because alternative markets can be found for everything, but...

Truthmeter: Video from TV series misused against Ukrainian president Zelensky

The video, which is said to be from Zelensky’s presidential campaign, is in fact from a TV series in which he was an actor, four years before he became president. The video has nothing to do with the reality of Ukraine’s political presidential election and was not used in the presidential campaign, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement between Truthmeter.mk...

Truthmeter: Video Misinforms – Member of the Azov Battalion Set Fire to Russian Soldiers on the Cross

There is no evidence that Azov soldiers are burning Russian soldiers alive on a cross, and the video circulating on the Internet is seven years old and has nothing to do with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement between Truthmeter.mk and Meta.mk, we republish the text below:   We are reviewing a post published on the social...

Truthmeter: Facebook Post Without Any Context Spreads Xenophobia And Incites Interethnic Tensions

This conclusion, which we do not know how it is reached and for which there is no real evidence, is sensationalistic and spreads xenophobia and intolerance. A post with this title has anti-immigrant rhetoric and encourages intolerance on ethnic and religious grounds. Moreover, the text itself does not contain absolutely anything that is claimed in the title, nor is...