Factory of Lies

Jakob Gottschau, Denmark, 2018

59 min.DK/Documentary

Russia has launched an information war - introducing a new weapon. Hundreds of young Russians are producing fake news from fake profiles. And the fake stories are spread in US and Europe. But some brave Russian journalists are fighting back. Meet them in a new documentary "Factory of Lies".
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Løgnefabrikken - de falske nyheder fra Rusland
Danish title Løgnefabrikken - de falske nyheder fra Rusland
Other titles Factory of Lies
Keywords Russia, Journalism, Propaganda, Internet, Social media, Fake news, Troll farms, USA, Presidential Elections, 2010-2019
Director Jakob Gottschau
Producer Jakob Gottschau
Director of Photography Emanuel Andreoli, Anders Palm Olesen, Klaus Holsting, Jens Pedersen, Jakob Gottschau
Editor Niels Ostenfeld
Sound Lars Rasmussen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Express TV-Produktion
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DR
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Production companies Express TV-Produktion
With support from Undervisningsministeriet
In collaboration with DR 2, Det Danske Filminstitut, SVT, Channel 8
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DR


Direction Jakob Gottschau


Research Anders Palm Olesen


Producer Jakob Gottschau
Producer (Russia) Darya Tarasova


Cinematographer Emanuel Andreoli
Cinematographer Anders Palm Olesen
Cinematographer Klaus Holsting
Cinematographer Jens Pedersen
Cinematographer Jakob Gottschau


Editor Niels Ostenfeld
B-editor Jens Pedersen


Sound designer Lars Rasmussen

Visual effects

Colourist Oskar Fanta
Graphic design Con Amora

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