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August 2016

25 August 2016

New York Times Refutes US Media Reports of Alleged Russian Cyberattacks

The New York Times has not been compromised by Russian cyberattacks despite US media reports to the contrary, the newspaper’s spokesperson Eileen Murphy said in a statement.

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24 August 2016

New York Times says suspected Russian hackers targeted Moscow bureau

The New York Times said on Tuesday its Moscow bureau was targeted by a cyber attack this month but that there was no evidence the hackers, believed to be Russian, were successful.

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23 August 2016

World media hail Rio Olympic games despite flaws

Media across the world have hailed the carnival-themed closing ceremony in the Maracana Stadium in Rio as a dazzling end to what most think was an Olympic games that turned out far better than expected.

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22 August 2016

Plucky Russian Newspaper Stands By Warning Against ‘Distorted’ TV News

Running an independent newspaper can be a risky business in Russia, where failure to toe the Kremlin line can lead to fines, closure, or even jail. And when a publication has been branded by state-controlled media as “U.S. propaganda,” the danger that the police will come knocking is even greater.

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16 August 2016

How Russian Propaganda Portrays European Leaders

News in the section ‘Context’ are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used by the Russian government in its information war.

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15 August 2016

Trump winning over Russians, Moscow-run media in U.S. presidential race

Donald Trump says he wants a better U.S. relationship with Russia, and the state-controlled media in Russia are rooting for him too.

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11 August 2016

Russia Plans Social Media Piracy Crackdown

Authorities in Russia are planning new legislation that could see a crackdown on users uploading pirated content to social networks. Also under consideration are measures to ban advertising from infringing sites and block subscription-based platforms from processing user payments.

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09 August 2016

Wikileaks fugitive Edward Snowden 'alive and well' says Russian lawyer despite death rumours and mystery tweet

A lawyer with close links to the Russian secret services has announced US whistleblower Edward Snowden is "alive and well".

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08 August 2016

Correction: Russia-Media-US Story

In a story July 27 about the portrayal of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Russian media, The Associated Press reported erroneously that RT TV is part of the Rossiya Segodnya state media complex. RT TV is a stand-alone organization funded by the state.

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05 August 2016

Russian news may be biased – but so is much western media

As tensions continue to escalate with Russia, increasing attention is being paid in western media to what are frequently described as the “propaganda” activities of Vladimir Putin’s regime.

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