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US-Iran debates: Fake writers and state-funded trolling

Tax-funded smears & a fake activist: worrying twists in the US-Iran propaganda war. Plus, Algeria's YouTube influencers.

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Russia's big patriotic screen: Making films for the motherland

Russia's cinematic efforts to produce patriotic films and documentaries.

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Cobrapost sting: Indian media outlets and paid news

An investigation exposes Indian media giants willing to peddle propaganda as news. Plus, the US global media operation.

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Olympic politics: North Korea's media charm offensive

North Korea's media games and what's really behind the Olympic story of thawing tensions between North and South Korea.

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The provocation of ISIL propaganda

ISIL propaganda and the narrative of inevitable war; plus, fonts and typefaces, the loaded letters of the news business.