Title Here Is How Russia Manipulates the Media to Create Unrest in the West Media name/outlet Newsweek Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 6/04/18 Description The crisis embroiling the West and Russia over the apparent use of chemical weapons in the English cathedral town of Salisbury can tell us a lot about how the Putin administration is becoming more and more adept at manipulating media coverage of events to gain advantage, both at home and abroad.
The furious accusations levelled against Moscow by the UK government in recent weeks appear to be helping boost Vladimir Putin’s position at home. Cycles of hyperbole and mistrust tend to play well for Putin at home. The “categorical” statements by members of the British government which, so far at least, have not been supported by the public release of hard evidence, have provided further ammunition to the Kremlin’s narrative.
URL www.newsweek.com/vladimir-putin-media-election-social-media-manipulation-opinion-874267 Persons Vera Tolz-Zilitinkevic, P. N. Chatterje-Doody
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