The new Report on Anti-Democratic Propaganda in Bulgaria. Part Two. Online Media in 2017: Frequency Measurement and Content Analysis shows that in 2017 anti-democratic populist propaganda in Bulgaria continued, albeit more slowly, to gain momentum. As in the 2013–2016 period, it was anti-US and anti-NATO, Eurosceptic and pro-Russian. There was an especially sharp increase in the use of propaganda vocabulary – “Sorosoids”, “un-Bulgarians”, “tolerasts”, “liberasts”, “grant- spongers”, etc. – for discrediting domestic political and economic opponents. The circle of media and speakers systematically disseminating anti-democratic populist propaganda remained the same, with insignificant changes.





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