“Russian TV, particularly for the last couple of years, has been very aggressive,” the foreign minister of Latvia tells BuzzFeed News.
RT UK is the newest part of a Kremlin-funded news network with a budget to match the BBC World Service. It’s already facing the possibility of Ofcom sanctions for its lack of impartiality. BuzzFeed News investigates why Russia Today set its sights on the UK.
The same day that Russia launches the new website and radio service, CNN gets taken off the air, a top newspaper editor is forced to step down, and a leading magazine gets a note of warning.
Children as young as six are being recruited by ISIS.
Only four months to go you guys!
“Do not trust stupid Americans!” Plus: the trailer!
From Transformers: Age of Extinction to District 9, Hollywood has happily co-opted the language and imagery of historical propaganda.
Russian propaganda gets creative.
“We are living in a digital era but you still have people who believe what the TV screen is telling them.”
“Your ‘patriots’ love to criticize America, then come relax in our country,” the former U.S. ambassador to Moscow said.
The truest truth about Dr. Seuss and his life before Mulberry Street.
Apparently the biggest danger facing soldiers wasn’t on the battlefield, but rather in the bedroom.
Vibrant, colorful, and intense — just a reminder that no one did state propaganda better than the U.S.S.R.
Emma Green-Tregaro’s rainbow fingernails were the first sign of the coming storm the International Olympic Committee will face in Sochi. The IOC needs to make clear the impact of its own rules on athletes who — like the IOC itself — support nondiscrimination.
1968, Disney produced a film for the Population Council, to teach men about birth control and personal responsibility.
“Blowback is more likely,” says Shank.
The Samjiyon is North Korea’s version of the iPad, and it’s got everything you’d expect in a great new tablet - except internet. Which basically means it’s a giant touch screen device that comes pre-loaded with government propaganda and an Angry Birds rip-off.
Be a hero. Following in the footsteps of The Hunger Games, the sci-fi heavyweight launched I.F. Sentinel to find recruits.
From a new exhibition at the British Library called Propaganda: Power and Persuasion.
A fascinating look at the subject matter and style of Cold War-era posters.
Either this is pure propaganda, or these guys are *really* into Kim.
If the Soviets had a Twitter account, they probably would’ve done the following. Keep an eye out for these types of users.
Propaganda that was supposed to target foreigners could now be aimed at Americans, reversing a longstanding policy. “Disconcerting and dangerous,” says Shank.
Cats have begun (or more accurately, continued) their Internet takeover with a series of dangerously persuasive feline propaganda posters over at deviantART. Is this an April Fools prank, or the moment that we have all been secretly dreading? Go here for your mandatory brainwashing.
Is that even possible? Iran certainly thinks so and they are threatening to execute Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, an Iranian-American accused of developing said games.
Aaron Wood is at it again, this time bringing the heat with more propaganda posters. Here is Part I and Part II.
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Aaron Wood has more posters to add to his social network agit prop that, again, bluntly remind us of our patriotic duties to use Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Found via BitShare.
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In light of the sexual harassment turned sexual ASSAULT charges against Herman Cain, Ned Hepburn has designed a new campaign poster in the style of Shepard Fairey. Sometimes the easy joke is the right one.
You’re too dumb to tell what’s real and what’s not. Besides, what would you do with that information anyway? Change the world or something? Fat chance.