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Russia, Putin, and Trump – An Analysis


As a Russian Information Warfare expert, I have been asked on more than one occasion to give my thoughts about Russia, Putin, and Trump. After an extended weekend spent contemplating this very nuanced situation, I am going to attempt to share my opinion. I truly believe what I am about to write. As a man… Continue reading Russia, Putin, and Trump – An Analysis

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US Should Require Russia’s RT to Register as Foreign Agent


Perhaps one should ask “Why has RT not been registered as a foreign agent?” The answers are most likely political in nature.  An effort not to anger Russia. An effort not to negate the reset.  These answers dovetail with US efforts in foreign policy or lack thereof. Today’s challenge: complete this quote: “The Shadow knows”. This… Continue reading US Should Require Russia’s RT to Register as Foreign Agent

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Facebook to begin warning users of fake news before German election


I don’t worry about Facebook, but I do worry about the Mainstream Media filtering out fake news. </end editorial> by Brian Stelter   @brianstelterJanuary 15, 2017: 8:19 AM ET With a federal election looming in Germany, Facebook is beginning to attach warning labels to made-up stories seen by German users of the web site. The… Continue reading Facebook to begin warning users of fake news before German election

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US should investigate ALL foreign subversion of our democracy


Published on January 12, 2017 J Michael Waller Editorial Board Member at NATO Defence Strategic Communications Journal President-elect Trump should up the ante on calls to investigate allegations of Russian subversion of the 2016 elections, and instruct the intelligence community to produce annual NIEs on all foreign subversion of American policies and institutions. He should… Continue reading US should investigate ALL foreign subversion of our democracy

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Three thousand fake tanks


I noticed GlobalResearch is at the center of spreading this fake information. </end editorial> How a network of conspiracy sites spread a fake story about US reinforcements in Europe On January 4, a little-known news site based in Donetsk, Ukraine published an article claiming that the United States was sending 3,600 tanks to Europe as part… Continue reading Three thousand fake tanks

CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Russia

Europe erects defenses to counter Russia’s information war


Thu Jan 12, 2017 | 6:49pm By Andrea Shalal | BERLIN Nations in Europe, where Germany and France this year hold elections, are erecting defenses to counter possible Russian cyber attacks and disinformation to sway Western politics, but intelligence experts say this might be too little and too late. The issue of Russian “influence operations”… Continue reading Europe erects defenses to counter Russia’s information war

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What is it called when you go past “propaganda”?


I have held off on a much overdue proposed new definition for the word propaganda, but it looks like I need to accelerate that discussion. Stay tuned. </end editorial> In Russia, the P-Word Is No Longer Adequate, Clearly. Consider These Three Options for What Should Succeed It. Speaking as a philologist — while the profession… Continue reading What is it called when you go past “propaganda”?