Information operations · Information Warfare · social media

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society


I believe Palihapitiya overstates the importance of social media in today’s society, but his sentiments are pointed in the right direction.  </end editorial> ‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’ By James Vincent@jjvincent  Dec 11, 2017, 6:07am EST Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the… Continue reading Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian Ministry Of Justice List of “Undesirable” Or “Unwanted” Organizations.


Here is the short list. “The National Endowment for Democracy” The Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation (OSI Assistance Foundation)  Open Society Foundation “US-Russian Foundation for Economic and Legal Development” (US RUSSIA FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT AND THE RULE OF LAW) National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (National Democratic Institute for International Affairs)  MEDIA DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT… Continue reading Russian Ministry Of Justice List of “Undesirable” Or “Unwanted” Organizations.

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia’s Media Monitor Moves To Block Websites Of ‘Undesirable’ Organizations


I will post the list separately.  </end editorial>  December 12, 2017 16:49 GMT Russia’s Roskomnadzor media regulatory agency has begun blocking access to websites of organizations deemed “undesirable” by the Justice Ministry under a 2015 law aimed at restricting the activity of organizations the Kremlin accuses of fomenting political dissent. The regulator’s website on December… Continue reading Russia’s Media Monitor Moves To Block Websites Of ‘Undesirable’ Organizations

Information operations · Information Warfare

How Cyber Gray-Ops Became the New Norm in the Middle East


NOVEMBER 30, 2017 | LEVI MAXEY AND BENNETT SEFTEL Cyber-enabled information operations in the Gulf, such as the one that seemingly spurred the ongoing feud between Qatar and its neighbors, represent the gray line between open conflict and backchannel disagreements that have proven difficult to respond to, according to experts who spoke at an event Wednesday co-hosted… Continue reading How Cyber Gray-Ops Became the New Norm in the Middle East

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles


Reuters Staff BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organizations to… Continue reading German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

RT Fanning The Flames Using Palestinian Issue For Divisiveness


RT broadcast pro-Palestinian protests in Paris, saying: Massive Pro-Palestinian protest held in Paris ahead of Netanyahu’s visit (Streamed live) Courtesy: Ruptly I’m not quite sure I’d call the several dozen, perhaps 100 people present as “massive”, but you get the point. Video at: https://www.facebook.com/RTnews/videos/10156250055734411/ This is yet another example of RT sowing divisiveness wherever possible.  If I… Continue reading RT Fanning The Flames Using Palestinian Issue For Divisiveness