Ukraine crisis: Is Russia waging an information war?

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2022
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As Russia continues its military build-up on Ukraine's border, it's also attempting to control the media narrative - but which parts are misleading?

We've looked at some examples of the methods used by pro-Kremlin outlets.

Russian media have a history of promoting emotive content and questionable claims that portray Ukraine in a negative light.

In one widely-cited example in 2014, Russian state TV repeatedly showed a female refugee claiming that Ukrainian troops had executed a three-year-old boy.

No evidence has ever been produced to support her account, and the story...

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