BBG · BBG Watch · Broadcasting Board of Governors

House Passes Broadcasting Board of Governors Remake


Somebody, and I don’t know who, thinks they know how to organize, or, better said, reorganize the BBG. It would be really helpful if someone were to release a map of ‘these are the various permutations we’re going to go through and this is what we hope will be how we look at the end’.… Continue reading House Passes Broadcasting Board of Governors Remake

Belarus · Information operations · Russia

Will Russia Occupy Belarus In 2017?


Recently, the Russian Ministry of Defence disclosed logistical data of railway traffic to other countries for the upcoming year. It revealed that the Kremlin is planning to significantly increase the amount of military cargo headed for Belarus. This may be a sign that Moscow is preparing to redeploy a large number of Russian troops to… Continue reading Will Russia Occupy Belarus In 2017?

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · Hungary · Russia

Putin’s Support for Europe’s Far-Right Just Turned Lethal


I read another report where Russians were training Hungarians while in uniform. That is sheer audacity, lack of foresight, or blatant stupidity. This is a troubling development. Russia is actively extending their reach and not being subtle about it. </end editorial> This week’s cop-killing by a Hungarian neo-Nazi reveals the Kremlin’s hidden hand By John R.… Continue reading Putin’s Support for Europe’s Far-Right Just Turned Lethal

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

The reality behind Russia’s fake news


By Jill Dougherty, CNNUpdated 5:25 AM ET, Fri December 2, 2016 The real problems with fake news Story highlights Western media blaming Russia for trying to undermine US election with fake news The Kremlin has consistently denied any interference Three studies conclude that Moscow has exploited trend, but not sole perpetrators (CNN)The 2016 presidential race… Continue reading The reality behind Russia’s fake news

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia: Holocaust on Ice – Disinformation Digest


The “zombie box” Perceptions matter Social networks under pressure in Russia Holocaust on ice Friday fun: Russia has no borders “The zombie box” Russians often talk about their government-controlled TV as “the zombie box”: a recent poll suggests that Russians won’t let themselves be turned into uncritical “zombies” after all. According to the poll, which was… Continue reading Russia: Holocaust on Ice – Disinformation Digest

Censorship · China

Researchers Expose Censorship on Popular Chat App, WeChat


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Canada (30 November 2016) — Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab are publishing a report today that reveals how WeChat, the most popular chat app in China, censors content. The results show WeChat has separate censorship policies for users in China and internationally, with the majority of censorship targeted… Continue reading Researchers Expose Censorship on Popular Chat App, WeChat