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Brendon’s essay is possibly the best all in one popular backgrounder I have ever seen about Nazi and Soviet propaganda of the 1930s. Something Western MSM should be reading ever so carefully given their demonstrable propensity to swallow Russian and other hostile propaganda hook, line and sinker.

Interesting Politico essay on Ukrainian counter propaganda effort. And essays on Russia’s use of hackers for supporting espionage effort.

Tim Berners-Lee despairs over the poisoning of the W3 with fake news and propaganda.

 


Piers Brendon | Death of truth: when propaganda and ‘alternative facts’ first gripped the world | Media | The Guardian

History stopped in 1936 – after that, there was only propaganda. So said George Orwell of an era when the multiple miseries of the Great Depression were compounded by the ruthless media strategies of Hitler and Stalin

Death of truth: when propaganda and ‘alternative facts’ first gripped the world – To Inform is to Influence

History stopped in 1936 – after that, there was only propaganda. So said George Orwell of an era when the multiple miseries of the Great Depression were compounded by the ruthless media strategies of Hitler and Stalin Piers Brendon Saturday 11 March 2017 06.00 EST Truth was the first casualty of the Great Depression. Reflecting the…

Amid rise of ‘fake news,’ authorities should ensure truthful info reaches public – UN, regional experts – To Inform is to Influence

If anyone was not sure the United States has a mandate to counter propaganda and fake news, this is it.  Without naming Russia specifically, this is a censure of their disinformation activities and should provide the United States the mandate countering propaganda and disinformation.  This is applicable to China, Iran, and others who generate propaganda,…

Ukraine’s fight against fake news goes global – POLITICO

Countering Kremlin disinformation is one area where Kiev has the upper hand.

Explained: Ukraine’s Case Against Russia at The Hague

Struggle against fake information about events in Ukraine

The Same Old Game, New Rules: The Need for a New Team for the War of Ideas: – To Inform is to Influence

The Same Old Game, New Rules: The Need for a New Team for the War of Ideas: By Kevin McCarty There has been much discussion about what is known as the War of Ideas to counter terrorism in the United States. Everything has been examined from how much and in what way we should play,…

Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” (#56) – To Inform is to Influence

March 5, 2017 Seen on the Web, 1365-1394 This is a compilation of news, articles, essays, and reports on strategic communications, Public Diplomacy, public affairs, U.S. government international broadcasting, and information operations.  The editorial intent is to: share with busy practitioners the academic and policy ferment in Public Diplomacy and related fields from long speeches,…

Russia used a cybercriminal’s botnet for a spying campaign

It’s no secret that the lines between state-sponsored hacking and cybercrime are fuzzy. After all, relying on professional crooks offers plausible deniability i…

Russian Espionage Piggybacks on a Cybercriminal’s Hacking – The New York Times

It appears that the Russian authorities, leaning on the work of a hacker, grafted an intelligence operation onto a far-reaching cybercriminal scheme.

‘The Daily’: How Russia Recruits Hackers – The New York Times

What the story of the F.B.I.’s most wanted cybercriminal can tell us about how the Russian government created its sophisticated hacking program.

Hackers drawn to energy sector’s lack of sensors, controls – Fifth Domain | Cyber

Fifth Domain is a news and information resource that brings civilian, defense, industry, private sector and critical infrastructure stakeholders together in one place for a holistic discussion on cybersecurity, both defense and offense. The cyberwar is here. Fifth Domain has it covered.

The Father of the World Wide Web Has Some Worries About His Baby

Yesterday was the 28th anniversary of the day that Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. In honor of the occasion, he published a letter outlining the biggest areas of its development that are doing him a frighten and warping his original vision.www inventor urges fake news crackdown

World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says the impact of fake news is increasingly concerning and has unveiled plans to tackle “unethical” political advertising and the harvesting of data.

The World Wide Web’s inventor warns it’s in peril | afr.com

The computer scientist who wrote the blueprint for what would become the world wide web 28 years ago today, is alarmed at what has happened to it.

The World Wide Web’s inventor warns it’s in peril on 28th anniversary

The escalating dispute between NATO allies Turkey and the Netherlands hit a new low Sunday.

 

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