According to Vassily Nebenzia, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Western countries are waging an information war not only against Russia but also the entire international community. The entire world is suffering from Western propaganda in the form of fake news about the Ukraine conflict, says Nebenzia.
Nebenzia further noted that Western coverage of the conflict is typified by “a huge number of ‘fakes’ about the activities of the [Russian] military, as well as about the goals, objectives and motives” of its campaign in Ukraine, according to a report by RT. “It’s no secret that the West has launched a real information war against us, which affects not only the residents of Russia and Ukraine but also people around the world,” he reiterated.
“Just as Western weapons are now targeting cities in the Donbass and the liberated territories, Western propaganda is firing ‘information shells’ at its own citizens,” he claimed. This propaganda by the media is an onslaught and harmful to ordinary people, who “are losing touch with reality, become distressed and confused” when being overwhelmed with an endless barrage of falsehoods. They also lose the ability to think critically, he claimed.
After Russia launched its military operation against Ukraine, Western countries unleashed an unprecedented crackdown on Russian media abroad, with the European Union banning RT and Sputnik channels. Moscow has repeatedly criticized the move, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claiming that it has shown the world the true worth of so-called Western values. –RT
If you haven’t noticed that mainstream media is nothing more than propaganda and divisive fear mongering, you may be sticking your head in the sand a bit too far. It’s becoming obvious.
That doesn’t mean Russia doesn’t use propaganda. All rulers and ruling classes have no choice but to use brainwashing techniques, otherwise rational and logical human beings would not submit as slaves to their masters.