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Australia Unveils ‘How-to’ Guide to Fight Militant Propaganda


CANBERRA —  Australia on Tuesday released what the government says is the world’s first how-to guide for combating radical Islamist propaganda in Southeast Asia, which it hopes will help disrupt local recruitment efforts by groups such as Islamic State. Australia, a staunch U.S. ally, has been on heightened alert for attacks by homegrown Islamist radicals… Continue reading Australia Unveils ‘How-to’ Guide to Fight Militant Propaganda

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Giant mushroom cloud engulfs Russia sky sparking panic of nuclear bomb blast


Natural phenomenon or nuclear test? True story, corroboration, or circular reporting? In light of RT, Sputnik, and the vast majority of Russian stories being lies and fabrication, there is no veracity, no trust, and all doubt. “But Russian officials insisted that the eerie spectacle was what is known as an anvil thunderstorm cloud.” In the… Continue reading Giant mushroom cloud engulfs Russia sky sparking panic of nuclear bomb blast

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Russia’s armed forces on the information war front. Strategic documents


OSW STUDIES 2016-06-27 Jolanta Darczewska The question about the role of the armed forces in the information space is in fact a question about the role of the factor of force in the Kremlin’s domestic and foreign policy. In Russia, this factor has invariably been treated as a hallmark of the country’s position as a… Continue reading Russia’s armed forces on the information war front. Strategic documents

CounterPropaganda · Daesh · Information operations · Information Warfare · Islamic State

U.S. Revamps Line of Attack in Social-Media Fight Against Islamic State


After online efforts fizzle, government turns to encouraging others to join battle to counteract the terrorist group’s propaganda By NICOLE HONG Aug. 28, 2016 4:20 p.m. ET Recent initiatives by technology companies to push back against Islamic State’s social-media messaging highlight a sobering fact: The U.S. government’s battle on that front has mostly sputtered. In… Continue reading U.S. Revamps Line of Attack in Social-Media Fight Against Islamic State

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StopFakeNews #97 with Marko Suprun


The latest edition of StopFake News with Marko Suprun. Among the disinformation debunked this are two fakes concerning Ukraine’s future, an imminent economic collapse Russian media are promising, as well as the complete disintegration of Ukraine’s nuclear power industry. We also debunk yet another Russian claim about Ukrainian armed forces opening fire on OSCE monitors.… Continue reading StopFakeNews #97 with Marko Suprun

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

Fighting cybercrime: The complicated politics of international cooperation


29 August 2016 11:30AM By Nicholas Welsh, an intern in the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program. In April, Prime Minister Turnbull unveiled the National Cyber Security Strategy, outlining five key themes of action to improve Australia’s cyber-security capabilities and meet the dual challenges of ‘advancing and protecting our interests online’. Just over three months later, the… Continue reading Fighting cybercrime: The complicated politics of international cooperation

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia · Ukraine

Russian journalist critical of Vladimir Putin found dead in Ukraine


Jimmy Nsubuga for Metro.co.ukSunday 28 Aug 2016 1:39 pm A Russian journalist and well-known critic of Vladimir Putin has been found dead in Ukraine on his birthday. Alexander Shchetinin’s body was discovered by his friends early this morning at his Kiev apartment, according to a Facebook post from the police. He had a gunshot wound… Continue reading Russian journalist critical of Vladimir Putin found dead in Ukraine