Vladimir Putin speaks at a rally in Moscow in March 2022, according to this Kremlin image, with a banner that says “For the world without Nazism! For Russia!”
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For hundreds of years, Russia has elevated its political leaders as figureheads. That’s part of what makes its propaganda so convincing.
Technology that can produce deepfakes is widely available.
Deepfakes — manipulated images of people — can be difficult to distinguish from the real thing, and this has terrifying consequences for democracy.
Russian military cadets rehearse for the Victory Day military parade in St. Petersburg on May 5, 2022.
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Western officials say that Russia may officially declare war on Ukraine on May 9. An international relations expert explains why this day is significant, and why a war declaration would matter.
Ukrainian refugees board transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland on April 7, 2022.
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Poland has an opportunity to emerge from this refugee crisis a more united, more accepting and economically strong society, but first they need to have tough conversations about immigration.
There is little evidence that Russia has coordinated cyber operations with conventional military operations in Ukraine.
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Cyberattacks can be devastating, just not on the battlefield, according to researchers who looked at 10 years of armed conflicts around the world.
A Ukrainian soldier observes a destroyed shopping mall in Kyiv on March 29, 2022.
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There are a few warning signs that genocide is happening. In the Russian war on Ukraine, all of those are present.
A woman looks at a computer screen as Russian state news editor Marina Ovsyannikova protests the Ukraine war during a news segment.
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Russia is cracking down on freedom of speech and media. But other factors, like outside online information, could make it difficult to control war propaganda - and block out other information.
Ukraine is winning the propaganda war . But the Kremlin would have anticipated that.
Propaganda is a key weapon of war and, in this regard at least, Ukraine is winning.
Genuine image of an abandoned Russian tank near the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv during this week’s invasion. But social media is rife with fake or misattributed images.
Footage claiming to document the situation in Ukraine may not necessarily be genuine. Here’s how to treat viral footage with the right level of scepticism before sharing it on social media.
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader CO of No Squadron seated on his Hawker Hurricane after the Battle of France, September 1940.
Devon S A (F/O), Royal Air Force official photographer, Imperial War Museum
As it faced imminent Nazi invasion, Britain needed heroes. The RAF provided one ready made: a fighter pilot with no legs.
Their finest hour: the Battle of Britain memorial at Victoria Embankment in London.
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US correspondents in Britain played a big part in convincing the American public to support the British war effort.
The Portuguese colonisers were not the only ones who could use radio for control. A new book tells how popular radio broadcasts from Angola’s liberation fighters were used as weapons in the struggle.
Too many people are spurning democracy and being seduced by propaganda, fake news and political strongmen. This First World War poster shows a giant Gibson Girl as the symbol of democracy, punching a German soldier resembling Hindenburg.
Many citizens are searching for certainty and control in uncertain times. But that means too many are spurning democracy and being seduced by fake news and political strongmen. Democracy needs our help.