If you live in a Western country your brain has been inundated with claims about attempts by the ‘Putin regime’ in trying to undermine your values, beliefs, media choices and democracy. This article is a modest attempt to examine the other side of the story.
Analyzing tweets about MH17 has been the latest tool used to ‘prove’ foul play by Russia when it comes to injecting false information about the downing of the Malaysian Boeing in the Western public domain. Continue reading “Weaponizing info about MH17”
Who brought down MH17? For the Dutch government it is certain that the Russian military is to blame. But according to researcher Max van der Werff there is every reason to doubt. “Based on the evidence that has been made public, I still cannot reach any definitive conclusion.”
In a few weeks it will be four years ago since the Malaysian Boeing MH17 was shot from the air. 298 People were killed and the tragedy became part of a geopolitical chess game that will last for decades. Russia is currently in the defense.
“Russian Images of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Were Altered, Report Finds”
“MOSCOW – A group of arms control researchers have determined that two images released by the Russian government, ostensibly to help clarify why a civilian airliner was shot down two years ago, were digitally altered using Photoshop before being posted online.” (New York Times 15 July 2016)
In this article I will dissect a particularly vicious piece of propaganda disseminated by RTL Nieuws on December 22nd 2014. For practical purposes split up in four separate sections with transcripts and my comments.
On July 17, 2014 the military conflict in Ukraine caused international casualties. Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur disappeared from radar right above the conflict area and crashed near Grabovo, a village about 60 km to the east of Donetsk. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members died. Who did it? Continue reading “MH17 – The Perfect Crime?”