The puppet leaders of 28 EU countries will discuss ways to clamp down on “Russian propaganda” so they can continue to zombify their citizens as they plunder Ukraine of any remaining assets, while beef up NATO spending, making many technocrats in Brussels very wealthy individuals.
The EU’s initiative to counter “Russian propaganda” will be discussed in an upcoming EU oligarch summit in June.
Meanwhile in Ukraine, journalists are being murdered on a weekly basis, sites are being banned, TV channels taken done, and free speech is muzzled by the US/EU funded Ukrainian Ministry of Truth (I would link the above list of press atrocities supported by the European Union, but honestly anyone can find all the evidence online with just a little bit of effort).
…Oh and while the EU allocates money to create another bloated Brussels institution to be filled with more cronies and yes men, Greek, Spanish and Italian unemployment remains at record highs. Maybe the plan is to create massive anti-Russian troll factories in the EU periphery, paying Europe’s unemployed sweatshop wages to come up with brain dead “Putler” comments on media outlets daring to question the Empire’s latest banker war.
As Vicky Nuland famously said in her Ukrainian coup telephone conversation with US Ambassador (and current Ukraine President) Pyatt, “F**K the EU.”
Sputnik News Reports…
“EU leaders are expected to discuss a plan of action to counter the Russian disinformation campaign,” the diplomat said.
In early 2015 Lithuania, Great Britain, Denmark and Estonia called on the European Commission to develop a strategy of battling Russia’s “propagandist campaign.” One of the measures stipulated was launching a Russian-speaking TV channel to dispel “Kremlin media myths.”
The bloc took a serious approach to the issue. Earlier it was reported that the EU would pay €4,350 ($4,670) per person a month to experts who would wage war against the deceitful “Kremlin propaganda machine.”
In late April, Finland set up a group to combat what it called “false information” spread by Russian media.
It is noteworthy that the EU views filtering the flow of news pieces from Russia as a measure to help Ukraine.
As the East European country’s economy is hanging on by the skin of its teeth, Brussels but offers an information war instead of boosting economic aid.
How will this imaginary battle help Kiev pay the money to striking coal miners and starving retirees, as the ruling team is unable to control the soaring prices?
The EUobserver noted that “Russian propaganda disseminated by outlets such as RT and Sputnik International is finding receptive audiences in various EU member states.” It shows that Europeans are willing to look at what is happening in the world from another angle. Does it contradict the EU’s “human-rights-above-all” ideology?
In essence, Brussels warily labels all Russian news pieces as “propaganda” as it simply cannot tolerate another point of view, which is an outright breach of freethinking.
It seems that in the European Union press freedom is a merit only until its content reflects Brussels’s official stance. Just a single step from the mainstream — and that is “propaganda.”
During the Cold War, the West slammed the Soviet Union for an “iron curtain” for filtering news presented by European and US media. It seems history is making an ironic U-turn right before our eyes.
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