A thread for anyone who is disgusted by the information war against Russia. Here is what I "learned" today - all in mainstream media:
Putin wants to destroy the internet by cutting underwater cables
Russia is really behind anti-immigration sentiment in Europe
Russia lies about the death of its soldier in Syria
Sweden must seek help from Nato to fight "Russian propaganda"
It feels like we are living in "1984" by Orwell, where the truth is whatever media says it is. For anyone who was brought up to believe they lived in a society with free press, this onslaught of downright agitation is a real shock to the system.
If they want to write negatively about Russia - all they need to do is write about corruption and poverty! But I guess that's not as fun and sexy as this spy novel stuff...
Do the journalists actually believe what they write, or are they going with a narrative they are asked to write about?
Then we have the "Russian military plane/submarine alleged infringement". At least one such article a week, and never any proof, alternatively if you read it beyond the headlines, the plane never crossed the border but flew on international territory. I.e. it's a "non-story" with a misleading headline intended to scare people.
The submarine nonsense is unique for those of us in Northern Europe, and an old classic from the Cold War. Needless to say it's always without any proof.
Finally, don't forget that Putin personally ordered the shooting down of M17 because he is evil. This is also the reason why the Russian army has invaded Ukraine and stolen Crimea...
Where is this leading to? What's the end-game?