CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Putin’s Latest ‘Hybrid’ Move Against Russia’s Opposition Media


News in the section ‘Context’ are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used by the Russian government in its information war. May 21, 2017 – 23:47 Context By Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia Earlier this week, Vladimir Putin had a meeting with… Continue reading Putin’s Latest ‘Hybrid’ Move Against Russia’s Opposition Media

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Discord In Moscow’s Disinformation Machine


Sputnik responded to a legal threat here.  “Sputnik has faced pushback in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia,” which indicates there is a modicum of responsibility somewhere within the propaganda outlet. “Lawfare” works, therefore, pitting attornies against propaganda.  The charges were defamation, perhaps libel and slander, more specific charges, would work. Is there a… Continue reading Discord In Moscow’s Disinformation Machine

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Turkey

Ankara Summons U.S. Ambassador In Dispute Over Washington Brawl


Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador on May 22 to protest what it called the “aggressive and unprofessional actions” of U.S. authorities against the bodyguards of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Washington last week. The move prompted a rebuke from the U.S. State Department, which said the conduct of the Turkish security personnel… Continue reading Ankara Summons U.S. Ambassador In Dispute Over Washington Brawl

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine declares war on Russian social media — and some say it’s long overdue


By Christian Caryl May 19 The president of Ukraine did an extraordinary thing this week: He issued a decree banning several Russian social media networks. The free-speech liberal in me initially flinched at the news. Ukraine is struggling with its efforts at reform, and the last thing it needs is another unforced error by President… Continue reading Ukraine declares war on Russian social media — and some say it’s long overdue

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

North Korea’s Consistently Apocalyptic Propagandists


By Hannah Beech   May 14, 2017 On May 2nd, as a U.S. carrier-strike group cruised the waters off the Korean peninsula, anticipating that North Korea might soon conduct a sixth nuclear test, Pyongyang’s propagandists were ready with an apocalyptic prediction. “Our preemptive nuclear attacks will bring the provocateurs nothing but tragic consequences,” an English-language… Continue reading North Korea’s Consistently Apocalyptic Propagandists

#RussiaLies · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Prove it: Why Russia has once again “found” Ukraine arming terrorists


Russia is making yet another attempt to blame Ukraine for illegal supplies of weapons to terrorists.  On the eve of the 13th International Defence Exhibition “IDEF-2017” in Istanbul, Russia has made yet another attempt to blame Ukraine for illegal supplies of weapons to terrorists. The allegations are made while Turkey and Ukraine have been reviving their… Continue reading Prove it: Why Russia has once again “found” Ukraine arming terrorists

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My Hero: Girl Scout Shows Incredible Strength, Courage, And Tenacity


Put this one fearless Girl Scout up against a neo-Nazi and you create a meme that is one of the most powerful weapons in the world.  Inspiration, pure and simple. Hope, courage, ideology, faith, belief. This is one powerful, incredible young woman, driven by something so powerful, I just want to synthesize some, nurture it,… Continue reading My Hero: Girl Scout Shows Incredible Strength, Courage, And Tenacity