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From Russian Правда (Pravda, Truth),

Proper noun[edit]


  1. The official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and successor papers.


Pravda (plural Pravdas)

  1. A newspaper or other media channel seen as untrustworthy and biased towards its owners or the establishment.
    • 1959, Ireland. Oireachtas. Dáil, Parliamentary debates; official report
      The fundamental purpose of the Government in introducing this measure, and in turning their three kept newspapers — the three Pravdas of Fianna Fail — to the propaganda campaign, is to wipe out the Labour Party, Clann na Talmhan, Clann na Poblachta and the Independents.
    • 1993, Musician
      The music press is forever weeping about corporate-dominated music, but their only real contribution is their service as Pravdas of genre orthodoxy; what's "real jazz," "real blues," "real rock 'n' roll," blah blah blah.
    • 2013, Bloomsbury Publishing, Whitaker's Shorts: Five Years in Review, A&C Black →ISBN
      Eric Pickles, the new local government secretary, said he wanted to axe 'the weekly town hall Pravdas' to ensure that a healthy independent local press can scrutinise the work of councils.
    • 2016 October 31, Andrew Marantz, “Trolls for Trump”, in The New Yorker[1], retrieved December 2, 2017:
      Clinton did not mention Cernovich, but she attacked Alex Jones, the paranoiac Texas radio host, and, the Pravda of the alt-right.