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A disinformation round “Sofia-Belgrade-Skopje” with a typical Russian flair

The flow of Russian disinformation has become familiar – it starts in Russia, travels to Serbia, and from there, it spreads throughout the entire Western Balkans. In the following case, however, disinformation’s source is in Bulgaria. The avalanche of disinformation started with an episode of the Bulgarian show “Don’t Be Afraid with Vasil Vasilev” and then spread to Serbian...

Interviews, newspaper sections, shows and columns – The growing presence of China in the media in North Macedonia

Collage of photographs by Meta.mk   TV shows, newspaper sections dedicated to China, columns and interviews of the Chinese Ambassador to North Macedonia, as well as promoting and publishing media content from leading Chinese media that are under the direct control of the Chinese Communist Party. Unlike the decreased Chinese influence of the pro-European political leadership of the country, the data...

Propaganda video to smear Biden and glorify Putin

The two contexts of Biden and Putin’s meetings with children are different. In Putin’s case, one can see that the interview and meeting were previously organized since the cameras on the video are already positioned and he is acting in accordance with the set situation. Biden’s video, on the other hand, is spontaneous, made with a mobile telephone and...

Facebook bans nazi and antisemitic sontents

Фејсбук / Facebook
Not only Facebook doesn’t say that “Hitler was a good man, a democrat fighting for rights”, as the post claims, but it also sanctions such narratives and fabrications. Regarding the malicious statement that ”it is not by accident” that ”Zelenskyy was tuned to perform at his best”, Facebook has nothing to do with creating or sharing content by users...

“Russia is just defending itself” – the main disinformation narrative in May

Photo: Clip from a Kremlin.ru video from the Victory Parade in Moscow on 09.05.2022 Victory Day – 9 May – was the occasion for the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, to utter the main disinformation narrative in May, which was, of course, accompanied by a series of others. That narrative was that Russia is the victim in the war against Ukraine...

Interview with Tamila Velkovska: Pro-Russian propaganda skillfully abuses the weak spots of the Macedonian citizens

It is a fact that the Russian propaganda network is well developed in this country, including representatives of official Russian institutions, diaspora and paid political parties. Another fact is that they have been active in this region for quite some time now, therefore an operational network has been installed in the last few decades which, inter alia, is also...

The social media as lever for spreading authoritarian propaganda

Russian propaganda uses various forms of social media and channels to spread its propaganda. It is fighting a war in Ukraine, but also waging a hybrid war with many other countries. North Macedonia and the Balkans are the target of this propaganda, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the content-sharing agreement between Truthmeter.mk and Meta.mk, we republish the text below:   Author: Goran Lefkov The social...

The Russian Embassy in Skopje – Main Diplomatic Internet Spammer in North Macedonia

The Russian Embassy in Skopje is a record-breaker when it comes to the number of Facebook posts. The country is of top regional interest of Kremlin – out of the whole Balkans, only the Russian diplomatic mission in Romania posts more frequently on Facebook. The hybrid war in North Macedonia by the Russian Secret Services is a reality, Truthmeter...

Andrey Zakharov from the BBC Russian service: For 8 years, the Propaganda has been preparing people to support the war in Ukraine

Андреј Захаров
Andrey Zakharov is an investigative journalist from the Russian service of BBC. He moved from Russia in November last year, when he was being designated as foreign agent in Russia, as many other journalists. He is currently living in one European country. In an interview for Truthmeter, he speaks about the Russian propaganda and the way it spreads, the...

Russian Propaganda in Macedonia in 2018: “United Macedonia” as a “Pawn” of “United Russia”

The recent expulsion of five Russian diplomats is not the first expulsion of Russian diplomats from Macedonia. For the first time, Macedonia expelled a Russian diplomat in 2018, when not only the intensified Russian propaganda influence was noticeable, but also an attempt for Russian political influence by supporting the Macedonian clone of “United Russia”, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement...

The Russian scientific, educational and cultural cobweb in North Macedonia

The cobweb of Russian influence in North Macedonia is also being built through science, education and culture. This is achieved by placing topics related to scientific, cultural and educational, as well as a religious community with Russia, joint appearances and celebrations of important dates said representatives of the academic community and media reactions related to celebrations, activities and concrete...

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...

Russian Propaganda during the Macedonian Political Crisis (2015) – Disinformation about the “Ukrainian Scenario”

Analysis of the disinformation and conspiracy theories about the “Ukrainian scenario”, the “colored revolution” and the “Macedonian Maidan” with which Russian propaganda and its local allies in 2015 imposed narratives to justify Russian aggression against Ukraine and anti-democratic populist regimes of Putin and Gruevski, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement between Truthmeter.mk and Meta.mk, we republish the text below:   Author: Žarko...

Decline of critical thinking and rise of disinformation, propaganda, and hate speech

"The Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens - Crithink" project, implemented by Metamorphosis Foundation and Eurothink with the support from the European Union, as part of the Media Literacy Days in North Macedonia, yesterday held a public panel discussion on the results of research on media literacy and critical thinking conducted in the previous year. "The worsened financial situation of the...

Академик Kюлавкова сподели реч на омраза на Тwitter, изтри я няколко часа по-късно

Академик Катица Kюлавкова, член на Македонската академия на науките и изкуствата (МАНУ) предизвика възмущение в социалните медии, след като публикува туит, изразяващ мнение, което се счита за националистично и шовинистично. Kюлавкова на 6 юни 2020 г. публикува текст в акаунта си в Twitter “Плащаме цената на съжителство с живота", в съответствие с наративите които разпространяват националистическите и шовинистични кръгове в...

BBC audio documentary: Doctor Fake News

The British Broadcasting service BBC has published audio documentary on the subject of websites with fake news from Veles, North Macedonia titled as Doctor Fake News where it is reminded that the first medium that published official conversations with owners of the portals with fake news was Meta news agency . “It’s easy to manipulate passionate people.” Welcome to Veles,...

Referendum campaign finishes today at midnight and election silence begins

The public propaganda regrading the referendum that will take place on Sunday ends this evening at midnight. Until then, all of the activities of the parties that are taking part in should end and the pre-voting silence starts at midnight. The Coalition "Come Out FOR a European Macedonia" will have its final rally in Tetovo, while the Besa Movement in...

Monitoring by IKS: “Sitel”, “Kanal 5”, “Alfa” and “Nova TV” are propagandistic television stations

Monitoring of television news coverage conducted from September 2017-February 2017, showed that in the media there are four commercial television stations who could be called propagandistic, this was the conclusion from today’s conference organized by the Institute for Communication Studies (IKS). “The television stations we are discussing are “Sitel”, “Kanal 5”, “Alfa” and “TV Nova”, who during the monitoring period...

People of Veles who opened propaganda websites for Trump do not believe they influenced elections

The group of young people from Veles who were the owners of hundreds of websites that published propaganda in favour of the newly elected President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, say that they do not believe their "portals" had any influence on the outcome of the presidential elections. Most of the propaganda websites do not exist...

International and influential “Buzzfeed” uses “Meta” News Agency as a source

Last year, the Macedonian city of Veles, which has a population of 45.000 people, witnessed a digital gold rush when citizens opened at least 140 websites which promoted propaganda for the Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, reported the American website “Buzzfeed”. In the article “Buzzfeed” quotes the text from “Meta” News Agency which was published last year in April, after...