Iceland, 2014
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Indre, Iceland 2014 by Paul Butkus
Selfoss, Iceland by Paul Butkus
Indre, Iceland, 2014

Iceland, 2014 by Paul Butkus
Iceland, 2014 by Paul Butkus
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How Russian Propaganda Works Through Social Media
Western readers often have little idea of what is being said about Ukraine in the Russian media. They might suspect that the TV and press coverage is full of disinformation, and they would be right.  But they would likely be shocked at the nature of this coverage. The blogosphere in particular carries propaganda that is crass and ugly. The material that fills the social media (facebook, twitter, blogs) is frequently negative, abusive, and replete with calls for mass violence.
This is not a grassroots phenomenon, but a top-down campaign, planned and financed. Already two years ago Western news sites noticed that they were being flooded with prepared propaganda. On 7 February 2012 The Guardian reported: “A pro-Kremlin group runs a network of internet trolls, seeks to buy flattering coverage of Vladimir Putin and hatches plans to discredit opposition activists and media.” Since then the disinformation campaign has infested comment threads on numerous Western sites. One reporter has complained that readers and reporters alike are concerned that the comments are made by individuals ‘paid to troll, and to denigrate in abusive terms anyone criticising Russia or President Vladimir Putin.’ Some comment sections now resemble ‘a sea of incredibly aggressive and hostile users,” with the most obvious having created accounts since February 2014, the date on which the Russian government began to flood the sites..
Iceland, 2014 by Paul Butkus
Iceland, 2014 by Paul Butkus
Iceland, 2014 by Paul Butkus