A year of disinformation in Belarus: Infographic

 

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Disinformation is at the heart of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime. The illegitimate president of Belarus has been clinging to power based on a lie that he won the presidential election in August 2020. He forcibly landed a commercial flight with over 120 passengers to detain a dissident journalist using a fake bomb threat as a pretext. Belarusian state-controlled media, propped up by pro-Kremlin “media specialists,” is engaged in an all-encompassing disinformation campaign to justify and fuel violence against Belarusian citizens and silence any dissenting voices.

Since the outbreak of anti-Lukashenka protests in August 2020, EUvsDisinfo collected over 450 examples of pro-government and pro-Kremlin disinformation about Belarus, illustrating just the tip of the iceberg of the state-controlled (dis)information machine.

Here is a summary of EU vs Disinfo’s findings.

You can find the PDF version on the EU vs Disinfo website.

a year of disinformation in belarus, infographic

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