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Tucker Carlson Platforms Putin's Conspiracy Propaganda

Tucker Carlson’s much-hyped interview with Vladimir Putin was touted by the former Fox news anchor as a serious journalistic endeavour. But it principally offered the Russian President a cosy global platform on Elon Musk's X to promote some of his most-favored conspiracy theories, notably about Ukraine and its western allies. The Russian leader surpassed even […]
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Pro-Kremlin sources spread conspiracy theory alleging US ‘climate weapons’ caused storm in Crimea

A severe storm system moved through the Black Sea this week, impacting occupied Crimea and parts of Ukraine and Russia, leaving millions without heat and power. Amid the storm, pro-Kremlin sources re-circulated an old conspiracy theory suggesting US-based entities were complicit in the storm’s creation. The conspiracy theory accuses the United States of having a technological program that can control the […]
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Russia: How Yevgeny Prigozhin funded Kemi Seba to serve his own African ambitions

‘Project Kemi’ is the name of an operation led by Yevgeny Prigozhin’s teams. Between 2018 and 2019, the founder of the NGO Urgences panafricanistes was at the heart of the strategy to influence Africa led by the head of the Wagner nebula. Kemi Seba’s name appears in dozens of internal documents detailing the contours of […]
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Why conspiracy theorists and the Kremlin echo each other's disinformation

"Look at what they're doing with their own people!" In his address to the nation on February 21, Vladimir Putin accused the West of having made pedophilia "the norm." A wild attack typical of the Kremlin leader, but one which resonated with the most far-out conspiracy circles, such as the QAnon community which spreads disinformation […]
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Zelenskyy, ‘Denazification’ and the Redirection of Holocaust Victimhood

As with many global crises, the online far-right is attempting to frame Russia’s invasion of Ukraine through their existing worldview. Indeed, far-right conspiracy theorists have reacted to the war by doing what they do best; conspire and theorise. Antisemitism remains a central component of the extreme-right worldview. Conspiracy theories such as the Great Replacement are […]
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The secret labs conspiracy: a converging narrative

“The United States has deployed more than 200 military biological laboratories across the world. Among them, more than 30 have been exposed. The rest are hidden in unknown places. They may be right beside you”, an alarming message warned YouTube users in a video shared on the 21st of May. The creators of the video […]
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#PutinAtWar: Russian Diplomacy Mixed with Conspiracy on Skripal

Russian diplomatic missions and the Kremlin-controlled media launched a new campaign against the evidence in the Sergei and Yulia Skripal poisoning case, creating and amplifying conspiracy theories. Russia’s diplomatic missions have long been noted for content that goes beyond promoting Russian policy to outright falsification. Past behavior, including sourcing arguments to known conspiracy theorists, illustrates how thoroughly […]
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