Beyond its military confrontations, the Russian-Ukrainian war is being waged on a media and virtual battlefield. Fake news, hoax, intox, trolls, bots… all take part of a protean arsenal used by the Kremlin
In the current digital era, fake news is spreading faster and more widely than ever. In the span of 10 years, the Russian state has perfected its tactics of political manipulation via the media and social networks. This insidious offensive has unfolded along with great geopolitical crisis – from Ukraine to Syria, through Brexit or the crisis in Sahel – and undermine the democratic system.
Thanks to striking archive images and the interventions of experts, journalists and political figures, this documentary deciphers the workings of media and political manipulation.
Direction: Elsa Guiol
Script: Inna Schevchenko & Laurent Jaoui
Production: Babel Doc & Together Media pour France Télévisions