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Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned Sputnik

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Facebook is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, Read More

‘Political censorship’: Sputnik slams Facebook as it removes 350+ pages for ‘inauthentic behavior’

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Sputnik news agency says it was engaged in legitimate promotion of its content, before Facebook took down hundreds of accounts it said were secretly run by its staff, following a tip-off from the NATO-backed Atlantic Council. “The decision is clearly political in its nature and, as a matter of fact, is practically censorship — seven Read More

‘Perfect accuracy’: WikiLeaks hits back at ‘neocon’ app NewsGuard, which labeled it untrustworthy

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WikiLeaks has blasted news-rating app NewsGuard after it gave the whistleblower site a ‘red’ rating, warning users it “fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy” despite its perfect record of posting authentic information. NewsGuard claims to help combat fake news online and defend against “disinformation” but its links to the US government have caused some Read More

Integrity Initiative faces setback in Norway: Public ‘skepticism’ of US hinders anti-Russia infowar

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Integrity Initiative’s crusade to create a lockstep anti-Russia narrative in Europe and the US has hit a roadblock: According to the shadowy organization, Norwegians are too skeptical of US politics and not adequately anti-Russia. A series of leaks have revealed that Scotland-based Integrity Initiative, which bills itself as a non-partisan warrior against disinformation and propaganda, Read More

Parents ‘sickened’ after chocolate treat for children contains ‘KKK’ surprise

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A chocolate treat for children emblazoned with the letters ‘KKK’ has sparked outrage among parents, with one mother saying she felt sickened after her son got the surprise gift. Kinder Surprise, with its iconic hidden toy, has been a popular candy for children for decades but Ferrero, the Italian company behind the sweet, seem to Read More

Integrity Initiative’s anti-Russia crusaders spread ‘the very definition of propaganda’

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The UK government-funded Integrity Initiative insists its sole aim is to combat disinformation, but new leaks show that the group is actually in the propaganda business, journalist Ben Swann told RT’s Watching the Hawks. Scotland-based Integrity Initiative (II) enlists “clusters” of individuals working in entertainment, politics, media and academics to “push out” the “same anti-Russia Read More

'UK, US look at jihadist groups as useful, are they as against terrorists as they pretend to be?'

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A Times’ article portraying Chechen jihadists as freedom fighters because they are anti-Russian is an attempt to whitewash a connection between the Ukrainian government and terrorist groups, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT. The British newspaper published a highly controversial interview with a Chechen who is fighting against anti-government forces in Eastern Ukraine. The Read More

Why is paid Integrity Initiative hitman Ben Nimmo still used as ‘independent’ expert by MSM?

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Unlike ‘Russian troll-hunter’ Ben Nimmo, we do not wish to silence voices we disagree with. But it would be a step forward if Western media didn’t present him – or his ilk – as impartial authorities, or let them shape Russia news. British-born Nimmo’s latest media appearance is in the recent Sunday Times article that Read More

The Times names & shames Sputnik journalists in appalling McCarthyist hit-piece

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The Times has hit a new Russia-bashing low, publishing a hit piece on the Moscow funded outlet Sputnik. The ‘name and shame’ article lists eight employees of Sputnik, complete with their photos and full names. The story published on Sunday by one of the most respectable British newspapers is your usual attack on Russia and Read More