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.
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The DFR Lab and parent The Atlantic Council published three pieces that shed light on China’s mechanisms for continuing to influence people abroad.