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Russia: Cheerful Propaganda and Hate on Command


The Donetsk leak. Emails between separatists in eastern Ukraine and advisers from Russia offer insights into the Kremlin’s media manipulation. Von Jochen Bittner, Arndt Ginzel und Alexej Hock 30. September 2016, 16:46 Uhr The evidence of the extent to which Russia is engaging in psychological warfare against the West is now available in black and… Continue reading Russia: Cheerful Propaganda and Hate on Command

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Think Russia isn’t directing rebels in Ukraine? Then read this about leaked emails


BY MATTHEW SCHOFIELD mschofield@mcclatchydc.com BERLIN The emails from Russia were pretty straightforward: The government in Kiev was to be referred to as fascist and compared to puppet dictatorships whenever possible. News reports were to mention as often as possible that the puppet master was the United States. For good measure, the Russian advisers even insisted… Continue reading Think Russia isn’t directing rebels in Ukraine? Then read this about leaked emails

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Putin’s cyber play: What are all these Russian hackers up to?


September 29, 2016 9.18pm EDT Authors:  Ryan C. Maness, Visiting Fellow in Political Science, Northeastern University Margarita Levin Jaitner, Researcher of Information Operations, Russia Project, Military Studies, Swedish Defence University Russia has been implicated in many breaches of U.S. networks in recent months, most notably the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hacks, whose… Continue reading Putin’s cyber play: What are all these Russian hackers up to?

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Kremlin Watch Monitor. September 27, 2016


September 30, 2016 – 00:03 Weekly update on Kremlin disinformation efforts Open Call to Democratic Parliaments On 18 September 2016, the Russian authorities have held “parliamentary elections” on the territory of unlawfully occupied and illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol in breach of the international law. Thus the absolute majority of the seats in the new… Continue reading Kremlin Watch Monitor. September 27, 2016

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Russian Trolls At Work Commenting


After publishing my last blog, which from a Russian perspective reflects very negatively against Russia, I noticed there were 15 comments.  I can’t wait to look at LiveLeak, HuffPost, and other comment sections! I’ve heard stories from friends that the Russians were ramping up their propaganda and trolling activities in anticipation of the Dutch Safety… Continue reading Russian Trolls At Work Commenting

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US welcomes MH17 inquiry, notes Russian link


Washington (AFP) – The United States welcomed Wednesday the preliminary results of a criminal inquiry into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying it supported Washington’s suspicions of Russian involvement. The United States was quick to blame Russian-backed separatists after the Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down in July 2014 with the loss of… Continue reading US welcomes MH17 inquiry, notes Russian link

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An expert’s guide to Putin’s propaganda playbook


By Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti is a senior research fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague and an expert on Russian foreign and security affairs. Formerly professor of global affairs at New York University, he is now principal director of Mayak Intelligence. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN)The Russian disinformation… Continue reading An expert’s guide to Putin’s propaganda playbook