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Russian Conspiracies and Active Measures


Published on July 18, 2018 By Allen Middlebro’ Head – Headquarters Security Force, NATO at NATO We live in the age of the conspiracy theory, with isolated segments of the population believing in just about everything one could believe, up to and including flat-earth and lizard-aliens masquerading as world leaders. Most of these conspiracy theories evolve… Continue reading Russian Conspiracies and Active Measures

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New Russian Propaganda Outlet In May 2018: “USA Really. Wake Up Americans”


“Russian troll factory hiring for new anti-U.S. operation; biggest danger is not to America | Trudy Rubin” Really nice story on the surface, “USA Really. Wake Up Americans.” is going to be a new propaganda outlet headquartered in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Diving into the story more deeply and contemplating the details, I was just a… Continue reading New Russian Propaganda Outlet In May 2018: “USA Really. Wake Up Americans”

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Flaws in the Algo: How Social Media Fuel Political Extremism


Christopher Lane Ph.D. Side Effects New research documents how social media algorithms are driving polarization. “Social media algorithms can be purposefully used to distribute polarizing political content and misinformation,” note the authors of a recent and timely study on fake news by Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project. In “Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption over… Continue reading Flaws in the Algo: How Social Media Fuel Political Extremism

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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