Either Or

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3 thoughts on “Either Or”

  1. Wanted to share – Russian propaganda is partly working:

    // There was also a notable political shift among Russian-speaking Germans between 2014 and 2016, according to Germany’s official statistics office. […] Support for the AfD and far-right extremists, who urge tight migration control and removing the sanctions on Russia has gone up. In turn, backing for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives has gone down.

    Germany-based Russian sociologist Igor Eidman says the main reason for it is Russian television, which is still watched by Germans born in the former USSR.

    Eidman is one of the figures behind an upcoming documentary about Russian Germans and the effects of Russian propaganda. Parts of the film were shot in the Berlin district of Marzahn, which features a community of some 30,000 Russian-speaking Germans.

    The filmmakers have interviewed at least 100 people, Eidman said, and between 75% and 80% of them “practically completely rebroadcast this image of the world given to them by Russian television.”

    Russian-speakers’ bubble

    However, experts warn against generalizing the entire Russian-speaking German population based on these insights. While the exact numbers are unclear, experts believe only a minority of them live together in densely populated areas such as Berlin’s Marzahn or Pforzheim’s Buckenberg.

    https://www.dw.com/en/are-russian-germans-the-backbone-of-the-populist-afd/a-48321687

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  2. Do you think it is as fake as Trump’s accusation?

    // German AfD parliamentarian could be under Russian influence: report
    Markus Frohnmaier, an MP for the far-right AfD party, could be controlled by Russia, media have reported. Frohnmaier is known for taking Moscow-friendly positions.

    Most of the documents were obtained by the Dossier Center, an organization funded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former Russian oligarch and outspoken critic of Putin.

    https://www.dw.com/en/german-afd-parliamentarian-could-be-under-russian-influence-report/a-48221119

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