Crisis in Crimea, According to Kremlin TV: Tea, Sandwiches, and Selfies

RT, the website of the Kremlin-funded television station, is laced with propaganda.

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Lucia Graves
March 3, 2014, 9:51 a.m.

Someone, ap­par­ently mo­tiv­ated by RT‘s pro­pa­gand­ist­ic cov­er­age, de­cided to take mat­ters in­to his or her own hands.

Over the week­end, RT was re­portedly hacked, with at­tack­ers re­pla­cing the word “Rus­si­an” and “mil­it­ary” with “Nazi”’ in all head­lines re­lat­ing to the use of mil­it­ary force in Crimea and Ukraine. Some head­lines briefly read, “Rus­si­an sen­at­ors vote to use sta­bil­iz­ing Nazi forces on Ukrain­i­an ter­rit­ory,” ac­cord­ing to Soft­pe­dia‘s re­port.

On its Twit­ter feed Sat­urday, RT ac­know­ledged the prob­lem and has since re­solved the is­sue, though no group has yet come for­ward to claim re­spons­ib­il­ity.

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