Month: September 2022

17 dead, 24 wounded in school shooting in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a school in central Russia on Monday, killing 17 people and wounding 24 others before shooting himself dead, authorities said. The shooting took place in School No. 88 in Izhevsk, a city 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region. Russia’s Investigative Committee identified…

IAEA presents new devices to control ‘peaceful’ nuclear programs

The new ‘Cerenkov’ robot will automatically check if the amount of spent nuclear fuel in the reactor pond matches the declared data./CGTN/Johannes Pleschberger The new ‘Cerenkov’ robot will automatically check if the amount of spent nuclear fuel in the reactor pond matches the declared data./CGTN/Johannes Pleschberger The UN’s nuclear watchdog IAEA has presented new surveillance…

MEPs worry Russian disinfo weakens support for Ukraine

Russia’s disinformation campaigns will try to undermine Europeans’ support for Ukraine amid rising energy pieces and inflation, several MEPs warned on Thursday (29 September).”Unable to win the military war in Ukraine, [Russian president Vladimir] Putin will try to win politically here, by subverting the public debate and by imposing defeatist narratives,” French MEP Raphaël Glucksmann…

Russian disinformation campaign with fake websites

T-Online.com and Meta have uncovered a broad-based Russian disinformation campaign that worked centrally with fake newspaper websites and a network of fake accounts on social media such as Facebook and Instagram. Sanctions abandonment as a goal? As part of the disinformation campaign, websites were set up in the design of well-known newspapers. For example, websites…

Radar

Notes Radar is a project which uses a combination of algorithms and manual research to find posts related to three themes over a wide variety of social media platforms in Brazil. This allows Aos Fatos to map out the flow of disinformation and make predictions.Researchers feed linguistic clues into the algorithmic tools, and they surface…

HIV Clinics Call Out Drug Companies’ Lies

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) welcomes the release of reports exposing the drug industry’s disinformation campaign attacking the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access last week published a rebuttal against the plethora of so-called ‘studies’ whose authors have financial ties to the drug industry. Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access (https://rwc340b.org/),…