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EU to have Russia's propaganda "Mythbusters"

23 march 2015 | 14:25

A special information group will monitor Russian media to detect lies and refute them. 

Russia Today
EU will fight Russian propaganda
Last week, the EU initiated a campaign to fight against the Russian propaganda, which, according to many European leaders, destabilizes the continent.

The participants of the latest EU summit agreed that the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini will develop a common European strategy to counter disinformation which is being spread by the Kremlin. Meanwhile, a special group of "Mythbusters" will be responsible for the task," – reports Newsweek.

Reportedly, the group will follow the daily Russian media in order to detect false information and publish a refutation or clarification of information in the Russian press.

"Details of the project are not yet known. However, it is expected that the campaign will include creation and distribution of television and radio programs in Russian language, which will be above all designed for ethnic Russians in post-Soviet countries, where Russian propaganda channels have larger budgets and influence local media," – says the article.

Read more: Russian MFA: EU's TV channel to combat Russian propaganda threatens freedom of speech

The newspaper also reminds that some Eastern European countries have already begun to fight against the Kremlin's propaganda, without waiting for initiatives from Brussels. In particular, campaigns have been started in Estonia and Latvia, while Ukraine, which has become a victim of Russian aggression, is going to launch its international channel "Ukraine Tomorrow."

At the same time, there are fears that the EU might itself slip to the propaganda.

Earlier, the Economist wrote Ukraine learns propaganda from Russia and silences those who disagree.

Source: Newsweek

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