In the last Disinformation Digest, we showed you how pro-Kremlin outlets started spreading disinformation immediately after the MH17 disaster (http://eepurl.com/chQYq1), and we counted at least nine different versions spread by regime-loyal “media”. After the press conference of the Joint Investigative Team last week (http://bbc.in/2dmfMTe), the disinformation machine renewed its activity in this regard.
Thus, we heard from a new YouTube channel that the tragedy was in fact a special operation carried out by Ukraine and its Western supporters - all this only in order to discredit Russia (http://bit.ly/2dwTlte). In a heavily quoted disinformation article, RIA Novosti multiplied the statement of an “expert” claiming that the BUK that killed 298 people was fired from the territory controlled by Ukraine (http://bit.ly/2dmbQSP) - this disinformation also made it to English (http://bit.ly/2dtfigX) and Dutch media (http://bit.ly/2dcXFmd).
A Czech disinformation article commenting on a Russia Today video, which repeats some of these disinformation attempts, involuntarily summarizes the intended aim of all these activities by pro-Kremlin media: “It will never be possible to say who fired… The truth will never be known...” (http://bit.ly/2dkasQD)
We could see a similar technique being used also regarding the bombing of the humanitarian convoy in Syria. Also here, pro-Kremlin outlets try to push as many stories as possible, to divert the attention from the single explanation that is solidly proven - as did Pervyi Kanal’s show Odnako, accusing the US of the bombing (http://bit.ly/2diKAaK).