Fake News


    • The people vs the oligarchy

      The people vs the oligarchy

      Dark clouds gather over the oligarchs in Bulgaria. After years of dictating the country’s agenda through their media outlets, they are now seeing their well-oiled propaganda machine starting to squeak. The simple reason is that in an era of social media and easy access to information it is becoming increasingly difficult to deceive people.

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    • Attack against Delyan Peevski: How fake news dies down after Capital strikes

      Attack against Delyan Peevski: How fake news dies down after Capital strikes

      Do you know who invented lying? If wise sayings are to be believed – it was the devil. Perhaps he suffered from amnesia and that is why he forgot to trademark it, which has led to oversaturation of the market and fierce competition in modern times. In Bulgaria, the most active producer of lies is unmistakably the editorial offices of Prokopiev’s factory for lies, or fake news as they are called these days.

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    • Gentle troubadour of the oligarchy mars Peevski’s reputation overseas

      Gentle troubadour of the oligarchy mars Peevski’s reputation overseas

      The campaign waged against the lawmaker of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and publisher of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski is being discolored to untoward hues. After for a whole week the pen pushers of the indicted oligarchs have been shooting ink onto paper scared stiff that Peevski, who garnered significant support during the previous EP vote, is on the voting list of the MRF again, now they have picked out their cached weapon kept overseas.

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    • Grant-dependent priests of Themis launch smear campaign against Peevski

      Grant-dependent priests of Themis launch smear campaign against Peevski

      The next in a row ‘active measures’ (read – smear campaign) fully in keeping with the traditions of the communist-era secret services were activated by the grant-funded Bulgarian Judges Association (BJA). The police-like report submitted to the Central Electoral Commission targets the lawmaker of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms and publisher of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski.

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    • Exhibition performance of disinformation against Peevski

      Exhibition performance of disinformation against Peevski

      “A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has chance to put its pants on.” The words Winston Churchill said 70 years ago perfectly describe the disinformation which plagues part of the Bulgarian media today. They quote half-truths or openly fake news in a bid to slur what is actually happening in the country.

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    • Oppressive shadow diplomacy

      Oppressive shadow diplomacy

      The official start of the Euro vote campaign was announced in Bulgaria less than a week ago. The developments of the following five days can hardly be described logically, because they are barren of worldly logics but result from most vulgar hysteria. 

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    • Oligarchy wags the dog against Delyan Peevski

      Oligarchy wags the dog against Delyan Peevski

      On 1 May the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced its position that the MEP candidacy of lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski conforms with the requirements set out in the relevant legislation. The CEC decision was clear, unambiguous and firm.

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    • Deutsche Welle joins the chorus against Peevski

      Deutsche Welle joins the chorus against Peevski

      Days after the start of the European Parliament elections campaign, the Fake News Factory switched to its highest gear of producing fake news items about lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski. This time around, the chorus was joined by the well-known Bulgarian desk of the Deutsche Welle.

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