Over the decades, a variety of false and misleading narratives have been utilized by the Russian propaganda ecosystem to target both domestic and global audiences. Among many disinformation machines at the Kremlin’s disposal, Telegram channels have risen to prominence in recent years and have become the primary source of news about Russia’s war against Ukraine for the Russian population.
This research looks at the spread of disinformation narratives among popular pro-Kremlin Russian-language Telegram channels following the attacks on residential areas and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine committed, or in some cases likely committed, by Russia.
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Authors: Kathrin Yaromich and Anzhelika Solovyeva