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In the midst of a stay streamed marathon protection of SundayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s elections in Ukraine, Russian state TV host Olga SkabeyevaÃ‚Â advisedÃ‚Â her co-host, Yevgeniy Popov:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not on TV proper now Ã¢â‚¬â€ we will inform the reality.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Was this a Freudian slip? A honest confession? Or did the host by mistake suppose the digital camera was off?
Deny Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and conceal behind a joke
My fave a part of this livestream was when Skabeeva advised Popov:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not on TV proper now Ã¢â‚¬â€ we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t should lie.Ã¢â‚¬Âhttps://t.co/wwntpsH8Wg
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) March 31, 2019
The Rossiya 1 host reacted to Julia DavisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ remark withÃ‚Â a tweetÃ‚Â merely saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“liarÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and a blinking smiley.
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Olga Skabeeva (@OSkabeeva) March 31, 2019
SkabeyevaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quick tweet advised two classical disinformation approaches on the identical time:Ã‚Â Flat denialÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â hiding behind a joke.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your flip to lieÃ¢â‚¬Â
However, Davis had heard proper.
Ms SkabeyevaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s remark echoed the whistleblower testimony of her former colleague on the state TV channel Rossiya 1, Leonid Krivenkov, who earlier this yrÃ‚Â advised RFE/RLÃ‚Â about how the communityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â workers would joke by saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“your flip to lieÃ¢â‚¬Â on the inner communication channels earlier than switching over to a colleague.
In one other classical case, an worker of the state-controlled NTV confessed on digital camera to having unfold disinformation: The NTV journalist didn’t realise he was being recorded when he advised a BBC correspondent that his community had reported the killing of slightly lady in Ukraine,Ã‚Â realizing that the killing had in reality by no means occurred.
The KremlinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s propaganda and its obsessions
It was already a well known proven fact that the Russian state-controlled mediaÃ‚Â prefers to disregard home affairsÃ‚Â and compensates withÃ‚Â an nearly obsessive protectionÃ‚Â of what goes on exterior Russia Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚Â particularly in Ukraine.
What was much less identified Ã¢â‚¬â€œ however is now clear due to the change on Julia DavisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Twitter Ã¢â‚¬â€œ is that the KremlinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s propagandists pay a lot consideration to how their work is monitored and uncovered overseas.
ObserveÃ‚Â this hyperlinkÃ‚Â to the EUvsDisinfo database for examples of disinformation showing in Olga SkabeyevaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and Yevgeniy PopovÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s speak present Ã¢â‚¬Å“60 minutÃ¢â‚¬Â on the state TV channel Rossiya 1.
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