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By The Numbers: Shutdown Price, Cancer Cost, Happy Commuters

By The Numbers: Shutdown Price, Cancer Cost, Happy Commuters

A quick tour around the world of news, by the numbers: from Mad Cow Disease and Brazilian price gouging to U.S. government shutdown costs and a suspect donation by BMW in Germany...

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FOCUS: Russia-Ukraine War

"Kremlin Insiders Say..." How Even Independent Media Spread Russian Misinformation

Moscow has a tight grip on Russia's media. But instead of trying to fully control the few remaining independent media outlets, it learned how to manipulate them for its own purposes.

Photo of ​Russian President Vladimir Putin facing journalists during a press conference

File photo of Russian Putin during a press conference

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Since its invasion of Ukraine, even as it struggles on the battlefield, Russia has made significant progress on how to win on the information frontline inside the country.

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Exiled Russian-language media outlet Proekt reports that Russians and people around the world have lost their last hope at actually understanding the Kremlin's actions.

That's because Russian leaders have learned how to play the few remaining independent Russian media outlets with Kremlin-spun “insights”. These are then used by the foreign media and key decision-makers at home and abroad.

One of these outlets is Meduza, an influential Russian- and English-language news website based in Riga, Latvia.

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