NEWSWEEK: Here Is How Russia Manipulates the Media to Create Unrest in the West

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Release date: 6/4/2018

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The crisis embroiling the West and Russia over the apparent use of chemical weapons in the English cathedral town of Salisbury can tell us a lot about how the Putin administration is becoming more and more adept at manipulating media coverage of events to gain advantage, both at home and abroad.

The furious accusations levelled against Moscow by the UK government in recent weeks appear to be helping boost Vladimir Putin’s position at home. Cycles of hyperbole and mistrust tend to play well for Putin at home. The “categorical” statements by members of the British government which, so far at least, have not been supported by the public release of hard evidence, have provided further ammunition to the Kremlin’s narrative.

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TitleHere Is How Russia Manipulates the Media to Create Unrest in the West
Media name/outletNewsweek
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date6/04/18
DescriptionThe crisis embroiling the West and Russia over the apparent use of chemical weapons in the English cathedral town of Salisbury can tell us a lot about how the Putin administration is becoming more and more adept at manipulating media coverage of events to gain advantage, both at home and abroad.

The furious accusations levelled against Moscow by the UK government in recent weeks appear to be helping boost Vladimir Putin’s position at home. Cycles of hyperbole and mistrust tend to play well for Putin at home. The “categorical” statements by members of the British government which, so far at least, have not been supported by the public release of hard evidence, have provided further ammunition to the Kremlin’s narrative.
URLwww.newsweek.com/vladimir-putin-media-election-social-media-manipulation-opinion-874267
PersonsVera Tolz-Zilitinkevic, Precious Chatterje-Doody