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Russia: An Expert in Active Measures, Including Cyber Meddling


by Christopher Burgess on November 7, 2017 Russia, neatly tucked away in the rather large northeast corner of Europe and Asia with its 11 time zones, is the bastion of a most colorful political history. Since time immemorial there has always been underlying efforts to adjust perception, foment discord and inflame animus among targeted groups both foreign and… Continue reading Russia: An Expert in Active Measures, Including Cyber Meddling

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The Active Measures Orchestra: An Examination of Russian Influence Operations Abroad


October 10, 2017 By David Salvo Resident Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy “The approaches used by Moscow include control of the press in foreign countries; outright and partial forgery of documents; use of rumors, insinuation, altered facts, and lies; use of international and local front organizations; clandestine operation of radio stations; exploitation of a nation’s… Continue reading The Active Measures Orchestra: An Examination of Russian Influence Operations Abroad

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Russian Active Measures In Germany And The United States: Analog Lessons From The Cold War


LAURA DANIELS SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 Leaking damaging documents during election season, feeding the media false stories about candidates, and concocting conspiracy theories to smear politicians: this will sound familiar to anyone who followed the U.S. presidential election, and to an extent, recent campaigns in France and Germany. But these methods are not new. In fact, the… Continue reading Russian Active Measures In Germany And The United States: Analog Lessons From The Cold War

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Russian propaganda machine claims US covertly testing chemical warfare in Ukraine


CyberBerkut has now been caught red-handed, spreading disinformation about fictitious United States biological or chemical warfare activities in Ukraine.  If it wasn’t so sick and depraved, it might actually be funny. God knows we need a good laugh, but even CyberBerkut’s inept attempt to smear the US can’t bring a smile to my face.  CyberBerkut,… Continue reading Russian propaganda machine claims US covertly testing chemical warfare in Ukraine

Active Measures · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

War by Other Means


Russian Active Measures and the Weaponization of Information By Max Bergmann and Carolyn Kenney Posted on June 6, 2017, 6:00 pm OVERVIEW Russia is treating the online environment like a new theater for conflict and has invested in developing its capabilities just as it would in developing a new weapon system. Introduction and summary Liberal… Continue reading War by Other Means

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Mapping the World of #FalseFlag Conspiracy Theories on Social Media


CORIN FAIFE May 25 2017, 7:00am A broad network of websites and social media accounts is creating confusion after every crisis event. “Fake news” has been around in some form for as long as there’s been any news at all, but in the social media era (and the President Trump era) it’s taken on a… Continue reading Mapping the World of #FalseFlag Conspiracy Theories on Social Media