WEEKLY DIGEST: Peevski: Seven days of “Oligarchs of the world, unite!”

WEEKLY DIGEST: Peevski: Seven days of “Oligarchs of the world, unite!”

“Oligarchs of the world, unite!” is the slogan under which the past seven days in Bulgaria went by. Indicted “businessmen” in the country and fugitive individuals holed up abroad rolled up their sleeves and got down to attacking their sworn enemy – lawmaker of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski – seemingly trying to squeeze an entire five-year plan of fake news into a week.

WEEKLY DIGEST: For a whole week oligarchs seized by fear have been crucifying Peevski

WEEKLY DIGEST: For a whole week oligarchs seized by fear have been crucifying Peevski

Almost seven days ago, it transpired that the MP of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms and publisher of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski is on the voting list of the Movement and will run for MEP at the end of this month. For years, the MP has been winning the elections in which he participated. Voters know him well, know that he is as good as his word and see that he is fighting the oligarchic shadows in Bulgaria – he forestalls their shady deals and the attempts to foil his legislative initiatives, whereas his media outlets expose the affairs of the indicted bosses.

Fake News Digest: Prokopiev hides behind fake news about Peevski

Fake News Digest: Prokopiev hides behind fake news about Peevski

Indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev tried to conceal the EVN case, which the court started hearing on Thursday, with a campaign of fake news. The shady businessman from Razgrad is being tried for the sale of the state’s remaining stake in the electricity distribution company alongside two former ministers – Simeon Djankov and Traycho Traykov. 

 

Fake News Digest: Former State Security agent concocts 2-for-1 fake news about Peevski

Fake News Digest: Former State Security agent concocts 2-for-1 fake news about Peevski

Iliyan Vassilev attributes non-existent Russian ties to the lawmaker

In a conspiracy-laden article, otherwise labeled as an analysis, Iliyan Vassilev – a former agent of the First Main Directorate of the State Security, who operated under the aliases Sasho and Dragan, and now a mouthpiece for the oligarchy and prominent defender of the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev – makes up outrageous fabrications about Peevski.

Fake News Digest: Factory dusts off Bulgartabac fake news in new campaign against Peevski:

Fake News Digest: Factory dusts off Bulgartabac fake news in new campaign against Peevski:

The news feed can be slow at times, making materials ripe for turning it into a storm of fake news scarce, but that is not enough to discourage Bulgarian oligarchs. They have loyal journalist diligently following their talking points. In such cases these journalists simply go to their archives and dust off the eternal fake news about Bulgartabac.

Fake News Digest: Prokopiev as propaganda vendor

Fake News Digest: Prokopiev as propaganda vendor

It’s long been common knowledge: don’t trust people who are handsome on the outside but rotten inside. But the designers of “clever and handsome” label from the very beginning were at odds with the first part and no longer even try to conceal that they are rotten inside out. This is exactly the case of Capital newspaper, the flagship of the indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev.