July 17 marks 7 years since a Boeing passenger aircraft flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by a Russian Buk missile over Eastern Ukraine. The crash took the lives of all those on board MH17 — 283 passengers and 15 crew members. From the first hours until now, Russia has been blocking any efforts to clarify the crash circumstances, producing new and new contradictory versions of events, and trying to shift responsibility for the tragedy to Ukraine.
Social media being used by governments to spread fake news and manipulate public opinion, finds first comparative study of automated political propaganda worldwide.
This analytical report includes the results of research conducted by StopFake analysts based on archived data of debunked messages from Russian media.