How Fake News Fanned The Flames Why You Should Care About War Between 1 day ago   05:23

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“It’s a clear information war.” - Pavlo Klimkin, Foreign Minister of Ukraine

From President Donald Trump's victory in the US elections, to the Dutch elections to Brexit, Russia has been implicated by intelligence agencies for using fake news to manipulate votes. The warning bell was first rung in Ukraine, where a misinformation campaign of Russian propaganda led to the annexation of Crimea in 2014, and conflict in Donbass in Eastern Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military and the StopFake community, including news host Marko Suprun and chief editor Yehven Fedchenko, continue to fight back against fake news today.

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It has been almost 2 years since Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president. And with that, the term Fake News entered the public consciousness in a big way. Why are fake news stories so pervasive, popular and problematic? Is it because, as some experts suggest, fake news supports a strain of tribalism, an us vs them world view where consumers use fake news to reject views they do not agree with? From Europe to Southeast Asia, we look at how social fault lines (race, religion, social class, nationalism) can be further widened by disinformation and what we are doing about it.


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Eduardo Villegas
This video is exactly fake news and disinformacion. The background music s creepy and all about Russia is negative, and critical. Nothing is being said about the US meddling and support for neo-nazis that now run the country. Whatever happen to Neuland and her confession that the US spent 5 Billion dollars to make of Ukraine an anti-russia beach head? But the tide will turn and the silent majority in Ukraine will have its say and do away with the pro-NATO jihadists running he country into ruin.
yeah the fake news here in America has blood on their hands also
Richard Drozek
On March 2, 2014 Kyiv Mohyla Journalism School lecturers,
graduates and students along with the KMA Digital Future of Journalism project
launched the fact checking site. - the organization was funded by
the US State Department to show that Russian State Propaganda was behind the
Maidan revolution & Odessa killings? How true is this?
Peter Merry
I was there in Odessa on May 2nd, 2014 with my wife on a date.
We watched as a croud of people had boarded up "Ballot Counting Building" and then proceeded to burn it down the building WITH PEOPLE INSIDE of it.
I saw the people with hunting rifles shoot some of those who tried to jump from the 2nd floor to safety.
Some made it to the ground with damage, others were beaten, 1 was shot. (A police officer did take that guy's rifle)

I saw the dozen or so police stand by and watch it happen.
I saw the fire engines arrive 3 hours later, when they were 5 minutes away. (maybe bad traffic).
Those people were local Odessian's who's jobs were to count the referendum ballots to see if Odessa would have a vote to join recede from Ukraine.
Those people were considered to be "Russian Sympathizers", I just thought Odessa was making a peaceful vote. I dont think Odessa would have joined Russia though.

I dont know who was responsible for burning down the building on May 2nd, 2014, but I'm sure those people inside didn't deserve to die like that.
I expected the police to ignore the situation, they dont want trouble. At least none of the police shot the people in the building.

I remember the night before when the soccer game happened, and a bus of soccer enthusiast came to town, then they flipped over a bus...pretty tough dudes.
Fortunately, I was taking the 248, so I didnt get to see it first hand.

I had heard rumor that some of those same soccer dudes were at the "Building burning", but thats probably not true. No proof.

I have a friend Sergei who lives in Donetsk who had been called to inform him of the Russian tanks approaching his area.

He said that he was watching video of the Russian Tanks ouside his home (off in the distance),.... BUT he told us that NO TANKS were anywhere to be seen.
It was fake news.

I also Have a student in Crimea who was present for the Crimea Voting to join russia.
He said that they were having a peaceful vote.
They had shut down all trains coming in, and would only allow vehicles in of people that actually showed they lived in crimea.
2% of the people disagreed with the idea and wanted to stay with Ukraine, My student was one of them.
They agreed to take the vote, and see what happened.
after the vote anyone who disagreed was told they could leave if they wanted to stay with no mistreatment.
My student left with the older folks, too much family in Odessa

Not sure what news is fake, but when we were there, there was a lot of mis-information.
Bon Summers
I'm in favor of a 'western Europe' and a 'Slavic Europe',….. for the sake of diversity, and not integration, diversity through separation to appreciate regional differences of peoples.
Scott Robinson
So Russia taking issue with the EU AND NATO pushing into new territories ON THE RUSSIAN BORDER....and stating that they take issue with propaganda? Russia acted provocatively with the whole Ukraine/Crimea thing..... but thats their duty to do so, in that situation. Were they literally supposed to do and say nothing? Propaganda is a required feature in geo-politics, it's always been done. Everybody does it. It used to be an art form compared to how it's done now.... This "news" piece is so horrible. Using poorly imagined propaganda to try and shame Russian propaganda, well thats just childish! Come on now, we are well into Cold War II... we gotta get the spy and espionage game back up to par. Lets just agree that if this is the best you can do... just don't bother. Just stop it, until you can at least make it kinda believable. If we are going to get into this whole "wag the dog" sort of thing... make it good. Holy cow!!! The Russians at least get some hearts and minds fired up with theirs. This barely passes as preaching to the choir.
Calab Ong
Umm why is Ukraine using world war 2 weapons
The Swedish American
laughing fight lies with more lies.such a layered cake of EU horseshit.EU is the most fascist organization that has ever existed.
see:french yellow vests,brexit.
this is british/eu funded propaganda.
Mr Thiem
You Tube politics at its finest
Mr Thiem
This so-called "anti fake news" are indeed fake news
happyhun 83
Was it not because the president had different ideas from majority of ukrainian speaking population that led to uprising and 90 people shot by snipers then after that u kinda expect war, this video is fake news!!!
Timur Mirzadganov
Incredible idiocy..... How can you even talk about fake news using such material???
TrollFace Nationalist
Lol. WW1, WW2, Cold War, Holy War, and then the Internet War. Too bad there's no such crimes in the internet, otherwise i'd BE IN THE INTERNET JAIL!!! That reminds me of when I bombed myself virtually over the internet along with my Troll friends against the M******!!! XD
Janusz Łącki
Stalin eternally alive - only methods are more camouflaged today
Russia will never become a true super power like the U.S
They forgot to mention Russia invented propaganda trolls for internet comments. See the comments here from them.
Josef Barada
Fuck russia ,piss and shit
Vladislav Kochetkov
This is crap fake news. One sided propaganda paid by British or USA governments.
DeGroots TUM
100% why Russia invaded Ukraine. Totally not because Russia needed a show of power so that NATO wouldn't gain any territory. Totally not because they genuinely wanted/needed access to the Black Sea for trade to help their worsening economy. No they invaded Ukraine because of fake news that the Russians created. Russians created tension in anticipation of an invasion of the Ukrainian mainland so that the people there that spoke Russian, were ethnically Russian, and wanted to be part of Russia would fight against 'fascist' Ukraine. I personally do not believe that Ukraine is fascist, I want them to remain neutral, doing so could avoid more conflict. Russia is appearing greedy invading other countries, had they not done that I might have more support for them.
Big Sky Prepping
This video is fake news
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Why You Should Care About War Between How Fake News Fanned The Flames 1 day ago   08:35

Tension between Russia and Ukraine reached the highest point in years after the Russian military seized three Ukrainian ships and 23 servicemen. Here’s why all Americans should care.
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Versha: This dramatic footage shows the moment that a Russian navy ship crashed into a Ukrainian tugboat moments before the Russian military seized three Ukrainian ships and 23 servicemen. It's the most significant escalation of conflict in the area since Russia took Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

Journalist Chris Miller works for Radio Free Europe and he's joining us from Kiev to explain what's happening in the region. Chris thank you so much for joining us. Can you just give us a rundown of what exactly happened on November 25th.

Chris: Three Ukrainian navy vessels said that they had radioed their intent to pass through the curch strait which is this small strait that connects the Black Sea with the Inland Sea of Azov. And it was it was shortly after they radioed to their Russian counterparts to let them know that they were going to pass through or they intended to pass through the Kerch Strait which the Russians have more or less taken control of or over when they were intercepted by by Russian naval vessels. At least one Russian fighter jets and an attack helicopter. And what ensued was one of the Russian ships crashing into the Ukrainian navy tugboats and then and then open and open firing on the two other Ukrainian gunships and following following this clash that took hours. They know that the Russians that is detained 24 actually Ukrainian servicemen. The three Ukrainian navy vessels and took them to one of the ports in Russian controlled and annexed Crimea. You know this is like you said certainly a significant event and one of the most dangerous I would say since the start of the conflict and the annexation of Crimea in 2014. So what's the current status of those 24 Ukrainian sailors to the 24 Ukrainian sailors appeared in a Crimean court.

At least 20 of the Ukranian sailors will remain in pretrial detention until April 26th.

Versha: This kind of came as a surprise to a lot of people who haven't been following the conflict. But you’ve been reporting that tensions have been building in this area for a while since the summer especially. Can you talk to us about that?

Chris: To those of us that have been that have been watching pretty closely this wasn't really a surprise. We saw the potential for a clash like this in the Sea of Azov or the Black Sea near the sea of Azov of for several months tensions really began ramping up in May upon the completion of the curch bridge. Bye bye bye Russia. So this bridge crosses over the current strait which is the only entry way to the inland Sea of Azov and just you kind of get a sense of the geography and and what it what it looks like there. You know the Black Sea is a very large body of water but sea of Azov is actually the shallowest sea in the world. It's the size of let's say a little bit actually smaller than Lake Huron in the U.S. and it is jointly controlled by Russia and Ukraine under a 2003 treaty that actually refers to these countries as brotherly nations. But they haven't been behaving so brotherly in recent months and in since May. Russia has detained more than 150 merchant vessels that have been entering the current strait and traversing that through the Sea of Azov on their way to the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk. These are two Ukrainian ports that are of great strategic and economic importance importance to Ukraine. And you know because these ships have not been able to to get to the ports. It's really hurt the local regional economy there and it's become another lever for Russia to to apply pressure to Ukraine and in an attempt to to to undermine its democracy to try to keep it in its sphere of influence. But also Ukraine in turn has detained some Russian ships too. So the tensions have just been piling up and piling up for months now.

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