In March the EU banned Russian broadcasters. Among them RT, formerly known as Russia Today. Since then, its German version RT DE has been advertising digital loopholes to work around its suspension. Above all: mirror pages, dozens of them. Why have the responsible German authorities not managed to shut them down?
“The fight is the same”: How “Unser Mitteleuropa” is building a network of right-wing media in Europe
They stir up hatred against migration or spread misinformation: Media outlets from eleven European countries are cooperating to increase their influence. They are close to parties like the FPÖ, the AfD or Fratelli d’Italia. At the heart of it all: the website “Unser Mitteleuropa” (Our Central Europe) and a dead Austrian man with contacts to the right-wing extremist scene.
This report details the knowledge that CORRECTIV.Faktencheck has gained over five years of monitoring mis- and disinformation during elections. It highlights the 2021 federal elections in Germany and the key learnings that can be drawn from it. This includes the different tasks within the team, monitored platforms, tools, and thoughts behind the chosen approach.
Reports of sexual violence in the war: Why the Ukrainian parliament dismissed Human Rights Chief Denisova
The Ukrainian parliament dismissed Human Rights Chief Lyudmila Denisova amid claims that she spoke unethically about rape and sexual violence committed by Russian soldiers against Ukrainian civilians. Some German-language websites accuse her of inventing cases all together. What truth is there to these accusations?
Did Uğur Şahin, CEO of BioNTech, threaten to suspend all political donations?