Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Losing the War of the Churches (6)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Nothing is more Russian than self-flagellation when they can make themselves appear the victim of any situation.  Unfortunately, Russia is the victim of their own doing.  Russia had a good thing going with Ukraine, then Russia literally overstepped the boundaries, and pissed off an entire country.  A former friendly… Continue reading Russia Losing the War of the Churches (6)

Czech Republic · Czechia · Czechoslovakia · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Lawrence Martin-Bittman, who spread disinformation as a spy before teaching at BU, dies at 87


It’s shame that someone must die in order for us to gain this unique insight into how the Soviets spread disinformation.  We also learn how the Soviets were duplicitous, causing Lawrence Bittman to defect to the West and expose Soviet Active Measures methodology. He then became Lawrence Martin. When his name was cleared, he became Martin-Bittman.… Continue reading Lawrence Martin-Bittman, who spread disinformation as a spy before teaching at BU, dies at 87

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Russians Harass Ukrainian Navy Units in Azov Sea and Black Sea (2)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Russia is creating new provocations every day in the Sea of Azov, yet they complain about others. Pshaw. Nobody respects Russia. </end editorial> The Ukrainian Navy ships made it to Mariupol harbor without any damage suffered, although the AFU report that the two artillery boats were very busy fending… Continue reading Russians Harass Ukrainian Navy Units in Azov Sea and Black Sea (2)

Hungary · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Guy Verhofstadt: Hungary is a threat to international order. The US must act — now


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Verhofstadt has a point. Following the Orban regime’s foreign policy mischief in NATO, the EU, and Ukraine, it is abundantly clear the regime is now an unrepentant proxy for its masters in Muscovy. The EU seems to be as always toothless when dealing with Russia’s proxies inside… Continue reading Guy Verhofstadt: Hungary is a threat to international order. The US must act — now

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (156)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. I certainly did not expect the sort of write-up I received from our anonymous expert, as a result of a newspaper article about me. I will include an excerpt from my Facebook introduction to the article cited below.  “Pigsty Pinup Queen” I made it into the Reading Eagle again.… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (156)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Did Influence The US 2016 Election


Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., just released a book: Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President—What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know.  I have real heartburn about the title. It was not a cyberwar. It was a political war, it was an information war, it was even part of an ongoing hybrid war being… Continue reading Russia Did Influence The US 2016 Election

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare

The Defense Department has produced the first tools for catching deepfakes


Fake videos are now detectable with new tools devised by the Department of Defense.  </end editorial> Fake video clips made with artificial intelligence can also be spotted using AI—but this may be the beginning of an arms race. by Will Knight August 7, 2018 The first forensics tools for catching revenge porn and fake news created with… Continue reading The Defense Department has produced the first tools for catching deepfakes