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The Kremlin's use of Facebook to influence Uzbekistanis with a malicious propaganda campaign has raised concern among social media users, while Sputnik Uzbekistan's blatant agenda has failed to resonate.

The US embassy is planning a number of events to bring about a new generation of commentators on various matters.

The former head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security is at the centre of a recent Sputnik report that he calls 'a complete lie'.

The now-defunct resources targeted readers in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other Russian-language speakers around the world, Facebook said.

Russian media outlets in Afghanistan and around the world routinely publish inaccurate news and exaggerations in a deliberate attempt to sow confusion -- to the benefit of the Kremlin.

International and local specialists trained Kyrgyz journalists on how to report on extremism, terrorism and intolerance.

Facts on the ground belie Russia's recent claim that its mission to oust the 'Islamic State' in Syria has been accomplished.

The group's latest video production relies heavily on recycled footage which experts say is a sign of a failing propaganda machine.

As the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' faces mounting losses, its media machine has begun to falter, Iraqi officials tell Diyaruna.

Kyrgyzstan has a Russian-language TV programme on Islam for the first time in its history.