Russia Finds New Ways To Spread Propaganda

Russia uses digital tricks to spread propaganda about War in Ukraine
KYIV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 25: Firemen extinguish a fire inside a residential building that was hit by a missile on February 25, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yesterday, Russia began a large-scale attack on Ukraine, with Russian troops invading the country from the north, east and south, accompanied by air strikes and shelling. The Ukrainian president said that at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers were killed by the end of the first day.  (Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Russia is using digital tricks to evade restrictions and spread disinformation about President Vladimir Putin’s War in Ukraine.
  • Dozens of propaganda videos in 18 languages have been spread by accounts linked to Russian state-controlled media.
  • The videos attempt to blame Ukraine for civilian casualties and convince viewers that Russian occupiers have been welcomed by residents in the forcibly annexed territory.

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