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Italy to Launch Disinformation Curriculum


By Coda Staff 26 Oct 2017 Ahead of its 2018 parliamentary elections, Italian secondary schools will incorporate a course on identifying and debunking fake news. The program, with the support of digital tech giants such as Facebook, will launch in 8,000 Italian high schools later this month. Supporters of the initiative hope that it will… Continue reading Italy to Launch Disinformation Curriculum

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Finland opens new center to fight ‘hybrid threats’ from Russia


Reid Standish, GlobalPost Published 4:44 a.m. ET Oct. 4, 2017 HELSINKI — In a sign of just how seriously countries are taking Moscow’s attempts to destabilize them, 11 European governments plus the United States have now joined forces to build a special think tank about new kinds of war. Based in Finland’s capital Helsinki, the… Continue reading Finland opens new center to fight ‘hybrid threats’ from Russia

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RT: Russophobia: RT rates the top 10 Kremlin critics & their hilarious hate campaigns


Seldom will I carry a full RT story because they are simply painful reading.  This time, however, RT names their top ten critics. No, I’m not on the list of these heavyweights. I’m glad to say I’ve chatted with two of them.  Not Hillary, however.  For her, bashing Russia is all about selling her book… Continue reading RT: Russophobia: RT rates the top 10 Kremlin critics & their hilarious hate campaigns

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Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson


It seems somebody at CNN has read what I have written about the goal of Russian propaganda.  Reminder, the three goals of Russian Information Warfare. Sow divisiveness and chaos in the West, especially in the US and the UK Undermine democracy in the West, especially in the US and the UK Promote Russian national interests… Continue reading Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson

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Russia Today and Hungary


Russia is building its presence throughout the world, hoping to ‘sell’ Russia.  I’m surprised that RT did not fund such an effort in Hungary in 2014, when their budget increased significantly.   It’s good to see that Hungary keeps track of RT. There appears to be a trust issue. Pourquoi? </end editorial> September 26, 2017 4:04 pm·… Continue reading Russia Today and Hungary

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Kremlin Says It Doesn’t Know Who Buys Political Ads on Facebook


Quote: “We don’t know who places ads on Facebook or how” “Russia was never involved in this.” “[W]e have never heard about this.” Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, said on a conference call, as quoted by state-run RIA Novosti news agency.  Russian official strategy whenever confronted: Deny, deny, deny Attack the messenger Attack the message Say “we have… Continue reading Kremlin Says It Doesn’t Know Who Buys Political Ads on Facebook

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RT wants to spread Moscow’s propaganda here. Let’s treat it that way.


It should register as an agent of a foreign government. By James Kirchick September 20 James Kirchick is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.” Last week, the Russian government-funded cable network RT announced that its American arm had been asked by the Justice… Continue reading RT wants to spread Moscow’s propaganda here. Let’s treat it that way.