Truth About 'Russian Influence'
Staff Host Account
/ Categories: Islam Times-English

Truth About 'Russian Influence'

This is subjectivity and Russophobia on steroids. Here, the logic goes from unproven assertion to imaginary assertion. This is "magical thinking", or put another way, delusional paranoia. And from the supposed top US intelligence official too. How is a country meant to formulate effective policies when it is guided by such deluded people? Another example of this "magical thinking" was seen in a recent article published by the New York Times, supposedly America's finest newspaper. The headline ran: ‘Russia's Playbook for Social Media Disinformation Has Gone Global'. It refers to social media platforms Twitter and Facebook which reportedly detected "a spike in domestic disinformation, or Americans targeting fellow Americans with false or misleading information". Right, so now because social media companies are lately discovering all sorts of trash information on their sites and wacky discussions, that is being cited as "evidence" that "Russia's playbook has gone global". Still another example of "magical thinking" — away from the US for a moment — was given by French President Emmanuel Macron who blamed "the Russians" for partly fueling the nationwide public protests in his country. Again, no evidence is required, just a wild assertion that because France is in turmoil from popular revolt, then it must be the "devious Kremlin" behind it, not say, the fact that the French people are disgusted with an elitist president and his pro-rich economic policies. The truth about "Russian propaganda" is lot more mundane. The fact is that Russian news media like RT and Sputnik have been arguably giving far more accurate perspectives and coverage of recent international events than Western media counterparts. And it is this service of public information that has gained the Russian news media a fairly respectable following among international audiences, including large numbers of people in the US and across Europe. It is not so much a malign case of "information or propaganda warfare", and much more a prosaic case of Russian news media providing people with more reliable, accurate reportage, which then tends to explain events. Any number of topical issues attest to this. The war in Syria, for instance. Western news media have completely disgraced themselves in peddling a fantasy that the war was a "pro-democracy" cause. The government of President Bashar al-Assad was, they relentlessly claimed, a despotic regime gassing its own people. Russian media have, by contrast, given a more accurate and explicable rendering of the conflict as being due to a criminal regime-change operation orchestrated by the US government and its NATO partners. The facts of Western covert backing for proxy terror groups have emerged, in large part because of Russian media reporting and analysis. The Russian media coverage thus accords with the objective conditions in the Syrian conflict. Ordinary citizens around the world have recognized that Russian media coverage on Syria is far more reliable than the self-serving fantasies propagated by Western media dutifully in hock to their governments' covert and illegal regime-change agenda. Or look at the latest debacle over Venezuela. Western media are at it again, churning out the line from Washington and European lackeys that elected President Nicolas Maduro is somehow "illegitimate" and must be replaced by a minor opposition who is anointed by foreign powers. Again, the official position of Russia and the perspective given by Russia news media is healthily skeptical of Western claims on Venezuela. Russian media have not indulged the false claims of "bad regime/good opposition". They have afforded important space and air time to critical analysis which more reliably explains the unrest in Venezuela as the outcome of criminal regime change instigated by Washington. People around the world appreciate this kind of intelligent, realistic perspective. This is simply good and independent journalism. But what the magical thinking of Western governments, so-called intelligence agencies and media is doing is portraying decent Russian news media as some kind of "ultra devious Russian propaganda". Why? Because Western audiences are rightly influenced by the Russian media coverage of world events. Not because these audiences are being duped into absorbing a "Kremlin agenda" but simply because the information and analysis they are obtaining actually accords with their perception of world events. We could go on. Is Ukraine being attacked by Russia, or was it taken over by a CIA-backed Neo-Nazi coup? The Western media give the former view, while Russian media at least give the latter perspective. Again, people can decide when they are properly informed. Western states and their media claim that Russia is "winning an information war" because Russian propaganda is so "magically" sophisticated and subversive. The truth is Western governments and media are losing "their information war" because they have been exposed over and over again telling bare-faced lies. The truth about "Russian propaganda" is simply that Russian politicians are much more principled and decent than Western counterparts. And Russian news media are at least trying to genuinely provide a realistic account of major international events to reflect objective facts. Not so Western media which are foghorns for lies and disinformation.

Link to original article

Previous Article US ‘Regime Changes’: The Historical Record
Next Article ‘Read the Constitution,’ US Senators told after pro-Israel move
Print
79 Rate this article:
No rating

Leave a comment

Add comment

x
«June 2019»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
27
2829
3031
Islamic Channels are Fading out | Save Them

Islamic Channels are Fading out | Save Them

Islamic Channels are Fading out | Save ThemDonate here: Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/rationalbeliever Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EN79XRUF35QWL **************************************************************************************************************************************** As'salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Dear viewers! As some of you are aware, it’s a couple of months that YouTube has updated its policies by setting the algorithms so that it targets Islamic content and channels. They removed so many Islamic channels from their partner program while almost none of those channels violated any of their policies. With this they try to fade out the Islamic Dawah. Same thing happened to our channel too… It is the third time that our channel is being targeted by YouTube. First they have banned a video worldwide for couple of hours, then they deleted a video with the claim that it violated their terms and conditions while it wasn’t the case... and recently they have demonetized our channel (the only source that could cover a part of our production costs) again by claiming that our content is violating their terms and conditions while in reality we have never promote violence, or produce inappropriate content. It seems like they want to demotivate us so that we stop producing Islamic contents. But by the will of Allah (swt) that will never happen! Indeed production of a professional content needs huge costs and time. A lot of efforts (e.g. providing topics, doing research, providing footage, making narration, recording, graphics, editing & etc...) goes into making only one video. And we alone are not capable of covering the whole costs since we have no more financial source. Therefore we ask you to join and take part in our dawah mission and support our channel in order to continue with even more amazing contents and to help us educate people around the world about the beautiful religion (ISLAM) and make them come closer to Allah (swt). Currently we are unable to create any patreon page due to some problems. But you can donate to the below gofundme and paypal links: For those brothers/sisters who have problem with the donation campaigns for Islamic channels: Just know that Allah is enough for them, it’s about your responsibility for your religion. They didn’t make these channels to make money out of them, for sure if they were looking for money, they would choose some other ways which would make way more money for them. But they chose to serve for their religion. They all try their best and have their own way of presenting the message of Islam… they face huge problems while making those contents which help you and your children. Be with them Support them to spread the truth And be the cause for guidance of masses In Sha Allah In sha Allah your donation will be counted as (Sadaqah Jaariyah) and will get continues rewards since these contents will reach to millions of viewers by the passage of time. If you can't support us financially, please make Dua for us. Jazzak Allahu Khairan, Rational Believer
Read more
1
2
3
4
5
67
8
9
10
11
12131415
16
17181920212223
24252627282930
1234567