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‘This is just a lie’: How Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post twisted a report about Donbass refugees to fit its narrative

Last week, the Washington Post published an extensive article titled ‘Ukrainian refugees in Russia report interrogations, detention and other abuses’.  Bias against Russia is nothing new for the newspaper, owned by the oligarch Jeff Bezos. However, this particular story – authored by its former Moscow bureau  chief Michael Birnbaum and reporter Mary …

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Washington nudges Moscow toward default

The US authorities have stopped the Russian government from paying holders of its sovereign debt more than $600 million from reserves frozen in American bank accounts. “Russia must choose between draining remaining valuable dollar reserves or new revenue coming in, or default,” a US Treasury spokesperson said on Monday as …

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FBI barrages Russian embassy in Washington with ads – media

US tech giants are helping the FBI’s recruitment drive against Russian diplomats stationed in the US capital, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Ads on Twitter, Facebook and Google are geolocated to the Russian embassy and encourage recipients to divulge information to the US security agency. The campaign, which an …

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Washington turns to TikTok influencers to promote its narrative on Ukraine

Since the onset of the conflict in Ukraine, social media has been bombarded with one-sided hero worship, amplified and drawn into users’ timelines through the magic of the infamously mysterious algorithms that govern these platforms, whose functioning regulators worldwide have had trouble grasping. There’s the fictitious tale of the Ukrainian …

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Think of the children, Washington

One of the most tired clichés in American political discourse is ‘Think of the children’. The phrase is used by both major political parties and is used as rallying for everything. Strengthened child labor laws, the anti-abortion movement, mothers against violent video games, keeping schools open during the Covid-19 pandemic, …

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Biden says Germany is marching ‘in lockstep’ with Washington

Welcoming Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz to his first official visit to the White House, US President Joe Biden on Monday declared that Washington and Berlin are working closely together on a number of global issues, such as the Ukraine crisis. “To state the obvious: Germany is one of America’s closest …

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