The dangerous case of nuclear corners

Characteristically of pro-Kremlin disinformation, its pundits commenced to ‘explain’ and ‘analyse’ the seeming shift in the Kremlin’s nuclear rhetoric. However, considering the rather cryptic tone of their master in the Kremlin, also seen in the early days of the war, the disinformation peddlers initially struggled to drive a coherent narrative. The nuclear rhetoric resonating throughout the pro-Kremlin disinformation ecosystem went through several iterations in the course of a week. Here’s a quick look on how the nuclear rhetoric evolved.

Classification of pro-regime websites

Analyzing, discussing, and considering websites requires developing a classification system. Clear definitions improve consistency and, thus, the quality of observations. Transparency about observations and rationale also provides websites an understanding of what actions or behavior may have unintended effects.

tags: disinformation, authoritarianism, democracy, media manipulation, fact checks, misinformation