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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his next leak will virtually destroy Hillary Clinton


I had a pleasant chat with a reporter this evening, who was trying to grasp the basic concepts of Russian Information Warfare for his readers. Assuming Russia is behind this mass email disclosure to Wikileaks, the idea is to undermine the United States, or, more importantly, to put a candidate of Russia’s choice into the… Continue reading WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his next leak will virtually destroy Hillary Clinton

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Rachel Marsden Is “Officially” A Russian Troll


Recall the Russian Troll, Rachel Marsden, who I reviewed first here: Pardon me, your bias is showing. As a result, I was flooded with input from readers from all over the world, who detested, and exposed Ms. Marsden as an unmitigated Russian troll and a disaster of a journalist here: Rachel Mardsen, Russian Troll. Now, as Sputnik News enters the… Continue reading Rachel Marsden Is “Officially” A Russian Troll

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The Bear in Sheep’s Clothing: Russia’s Government-Funded Organisations in the EU


Research Paper This paper sheds light on organisations operating in Europe that are funded by the Russian government, whether officially or unofficially. These include government-organised non-governmental organisations (GONGOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and think tanks. Their goal is to shift European public opinion towards a positive view of Russian politics and policies, and towards respect for its great power ambitions.… Continue reading The Bear in Sheep’s Clothing: Russia’s Government-Funded Organisations in the EU

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China Bans Internet News Reporting as Media Crackdown Widens


Bloomberg News July 25, 2016 China’s top internet regulator ordered major online companies including Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to stop original news reporting, the latest effort by the government to tighten its grip over the country’s web and information industries. The Cyberspace Administration of China imposed the ban on several major news portals, including Sohu.com… Continue reading China Bans Internet News Reporting as Media Crackdown Widens

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RIA Novosti and ISIS Lie About Downed US Plane


Russia, your state-owned and controlled media has been caught in yet another straight up lie. Media: in Iraq shot down a US military airplane US warplanes shot down in Anbar province in Iraq – TV I looked for any other sources to corroborate the story one way or another. I searched all the US news… Continue reading RIA Novosti and ISIS Lie About Downed US Plane

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How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President


Evidence suggests that a Russian intelligence group was the source of the most recent Wikileaks intel dump, which was aimed to influence the U.S. election. Close your eyes and imagine that a hacking group backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin broke into the email system of a major U.S. political party. The group stole thousands… Continue reading How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President

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Full-Scale Democratic Response to Hostile Disinformation Operations


Full-Scale Democratic Response to Hostile Disinformation Operations: 50 Measures to Oust Kremlin Hostile Disinformation Influence out of Europe This paper has been consulted with several dozens of state and non-state diplomatic, academic, security and intelligence professionals. The author would like to express his gratitude for their inputs and feedback. Special thanks goes to Ben Nimmo, Peter… Continue reading Full-Scale Democratic Response to Hostile Disinformation Operations