The US state Department publication of the report on “the pillars of the Russian disinformation” trying to drown out the offers of Moscow on the resumption of cooperation with Washington. So at the Russian Embassy in the United States responded to the publication of the Center for global interaction at the Department of state document, which mentions and RT. Russian diplomats stated that in current situation any contrary position of the US opinion to be “misinformation”, and published it to the media becomes “the subject of careful study.” Add that on 30 July the American Secretary of state Mike Pompeo asked Congress to significantly ($138 million) to increase the annual budget of the Center for global engagement, who engaged in “combat disinformation and propaganda” from Russia.
Report of the Center for global engagement at U.S. Department of state on “the pillars of the Russian disinformation” designed to “drown” a formal proposal from Moscow on the resumption of cooperation with Washington. So at the Russian Embassy in the United States commented on article published document.
“the report is an attempt to drown out the official Russian proposal on the resumption of cooperation in key areas that affect the security of the entire world,” the Embassy stated.
The diplomats also urged the Russian and foreign media, “dare to criticize the US”, remember that they almost certainly “will be the subject of careful study,” and their resources in the American social networks can simply be blocked without explanation.
“the State Department is not happy with the existence of alternative sources of information. To discredit them involved serious resources. Any voice that contradicts the Washington, declared the “misinformation” in the service “of the Kremlin” and the Russian special services” — noted in the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
Also the staff of the diplomatic mission pointed out the absurdity present in the report. For example, in the category of “official government communications” was the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky and the private radio station “Moscow speaking”.
“If this is the top of the whole structure, which American colleagues have so carefully built, it is more like a house of cards,” stated Russian diplomats.
The press service of the Embassy also advised the staff of the state Department subscribe to the official accounts of the Kremlin, the government and the Ministry of foreign Affairs to “to draw the official Russian information from them.”
Wednesday, August 5, the Center for global engagement at U.S. Department of state published a special report. In the framework of this document was allegedly systematic “Russian ecosystem of disinformation and prop��Gandhi”.
“the Ecosystem consists of five main items: official government posts, state-funded promotion of information around the world, cultivation indirect means of influence, use social networks as weapons and the spread of misinformation through actions in cyberspace,” the report says.
The document’s authors argue that the Kremlin “directly responsible” for the formation of these features because the development of these ecosystems — “it’s part of his agenda for using information as a weapon”.
As examples of disinformation are the headers how large Russian media, including RIA Novosti, TASS, RT, and Sputnik, and less well-known portals. However, no evidence that made publishing — misinformation is not given.
Also the scheme of distribution in the information space of news that COVID-19 could be created in the United States. The authors of the report mentions that the American leadership has directly accused Beijing of involvement in the appearance of the virus and the media have peddled this version, although the American experts at the end of April, acknowledged that the SARS-CoV-2 was artificially created in the laboratory and have not been genetically modified.
Add that on 30 July the Secretary of state Mike Pompeo at the hearings in Congress requested to allocate the budget for next year at $138 million for the work of the Center for global engagement, who engaged in “combat misinformation and propaganda” by Russia (more than twice the current funding level).
Against this background, the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, said that anti-Russian propaganda used by the West, follows the methodology used at the time was used in Nazi Germany.
“Internet censorship and technologies of modern Western propaganda, including anti-Russian, sometimes I repeat Goebbels ‘methods”, — he stressed.
“the US Propaganda works exactly as described in the report”
According to the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, the report of the Department of state is accurately described by the usage pattern of information technology, but she is used to it by Washington.
“the Americans are working around the world to ensure their own dominance, in order to change the situation in other countries in their favor, not curasi any methods, including those that go beyond international law. But they attribute to such actions over and over again that Russia”, — said the interlocutor of RT.
According to him, Russia, unlike the USA does not set itself the task of global domination or changes insidenna situation in another state in their favor.
“All of this exclusively American logic of actions”, — said Kosachev.
In turn, the head of the Russian Union of journalists Vladimir Solovyov also noted that in the published structure of the state Department report should be replaced by “U.S.” the word “RF”.
“Their powerful system of state propaganda works exactly as described in the report, and to intervene in the internal Affairs of not only Russia but all countries of the world the most shameless way. And while they thus try to identify some things in the Russian media. But this is not surprising, because this so-called “struggle” allocated huge amounts of money. And their spending as it is necessary to justify. Apparently, this is one of those formats, which are spent on this dedicated resource,” — said the interlocutor of RT.