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Elon Musk tweets IN RUSSIAN to accept co-operation offer from Russia’s space agency

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    Eric_the_Cerise
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    So, among others, I skim-read thru some Russian news sources. Everywhere else on Earth, the lede has been "NASA and/or SpaceX finally launching their own astronauts again", or similar. In Russia,...

    So, among others, I skim-read thru some Russian news sources. Everywhere else on Earth, the lede has been "NASA and/or SpaceX finally launching their own astronauts again", or similar.

    In Russia, the headlines look like this ...

    2 votes
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      SkewedSideburn
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      Russia Today is not really a news source, it's like Voice of Korea: a weird outlet that tells the outside world how great everything in Russia is. No one should ever read it (and I thought no one...

      Russia Today is not really a news source, it's like Voice of Korea: a weird outlet that tells the outside world how great everything in Russia is. No one should ever read it (and I thought no one really did up until this point)

      17 votes
      1. ThatFanficGuy
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        They blast only RT in the Russian airports. "Reading" may be stretching it, but they are getting the eyeballs.

        They blast only RT in the Russian airports. "Reading" may be stretching it, but they are getting the eyeballs.

        5 votes
      2. [3]
        culturedleftfoot
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        I mean, you have to parse bias like practically every other news source. I haven't watched it in a while, and I'm not versed in all their programming, but up to last year I hadn't seen anything to...

        I mean, you have to parse bias like practically every other news source. I haven't watched it in a while, and I'm not versed in all their programming, but up to last year I hadn't seen anything to make me question their credibility wholesale.

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          VoidOutput
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          There's bias and then there's propaganda.

          There's bias and then there's propaganda.

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          1. culturedleftfoot
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            I read the article just before posting, and it just occurred to me that my view is shaped by not particularly watching RT for perspective on Russia, which is likely where the propaganda is...

            I read the article just before posting, and it just occurred to me that my view is shaped by not particularly watching RT for perspective on Russia, which is likely where the propaganda is heaviest. I've only seen the US broadcast and I've seen coverage on stuff that is often ignored by US mainstream media as well as opinions critical of Russia. I expect it's easier to recognize foreign attempts at propaganda when it runs counter to your own national media's views than to identify the propaganda you're subjected to daily by said national media. I think you have to navigate a minefield regardless.

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    2. cfabbro
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      Heh, I almost edited the title to remove the ALLCAPS out of habit. I'm glad I checked the article and comments first, since the headline (as written) is kinda the point of this topic. :P

      Heh, I almost edited the title to remove the ALLCAPS out of habit. I'm glad I checked the article and comments first, since the headline (as written) is kinda the point of this topic. :P

      6 votes
    3. ThatFanficGuy
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      This isn't exactly news. The Russian media propaganda machine is working as expected, for the third decade in a row.

      In Russia, the headlines look like this ...

      This isn't exactly news. The Russian media propaganda machine is working as expected, for the third decade in a row.

      6 votes
    4. Kuromantis
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      You might want to make it a tad clearer you don't actually believe the post. Maybe ask someone to add quotation marks around the title and add [Russian government-owned news] or something similar.

      In Russia, the headlines look like this ...

      You might want to make it a tad clearer you don't actually believe the post. Maybe ask someone to add quotation marks around the title and add [Russian government-owned news] or something similar.

      2 votes