CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

From Suslov to Surkov – How does the Kremlin’s expert propaganda work?


Katerina received a doctorate and master’s degree in history at the Central European University in Budapest, a Master’s degree in European Union law at the University of the Reding in the UK and a bachelor of humanities from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Also: https://day.kyiv.ua/uk/article/den-planety-nota-bene/yak-pracyuye-zahidna-ekspertna-mashyna-na-sluzhbi-kremlya </end editorial> (Translation from Ukrainian by my Chrome browser) Katerina… Continue reading From Suslov to Surkov – How does the Kremlin’s expert propaganda work?

CounterPropaganda · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

The Use And Abuse Of Information Terms – Solution?


I attended a conference this past week and I realized that the terminology of IO/IW/Propaganda/SC/PD and every other ‘information term’ is being abused. Seriously abused. Some of the terms receiving serious abuse: Information Operations Information Warfare Propaganda Cyberwar/Cyberwarfare Strategic Communications Public Diplomacy Disinformation Misinformation Malinformation It was seriously disconcerting to hear cyber experts stating they… Continue reading The Use And Abuse Of Information Terms – Solution?

Information operations · Cybersecurity · Propaganda · cyberwar · Information Warfare · CounterPropaganda

InfoWarCon Is This Week, 1 to 3 Nov in Leesburg VA


InfowarCon is a simply amazing event. Experts from any and all disciplines having to do with information warfare, writ large, gather, speak, and mingle.  Meeting the founder of InfowarCon, Winn Schwartau, is worth the trip alone. His mind is a Category 6 hurricane of expertise, knowledge, experience, and ideas – he’s a force of nature.… Continue reading InfoWarCon Is This Week, 1 to 3 Nov in Leesburg VA

#RussiaFail · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Polygraph.Info: Russian Troll Farm’s Comically Fake U.S. Military Video Incites Ridicule Online


Russian propaganda, at least from the Russian troll farm, is comical, to say the least. They believe in quantity and not quality and their latest video is just a tragic waste of time.  Thank you to Polygraph.Info for helping expose them more! Also, thank you for the laugh at their expense. #RussiaFail </end editorial> October 25,… Continue reading Polygraph.Info: Russian Troll Farm’s Comically Fake U.S. Military Video Incites Ridicule Online

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

Band-Aid Fix At State Not Addressing Overall SC And PD Concept, Strategy


The article in Foreign Policy, “State Department Considering Public Diplomacy Overhaul”, neglected to mention one critical facet of the State Department, both the bureaus that have been directed to possibly merge are within the office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.   Furthermore, the position of Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs has… Continue reading Band-Aid Fix At State Not Addressing Overall SC And PD Concept, Strategy

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

Like the Devil Reads the Bible


17 October 2018 “Danish scholars conclude that RT has ‘exceptional influence’ in social media”. This was the title of a recent story published by the Russian state-controlled news agency RIA Novosti. A similar story was run by Sputnik, also in Russian. The sensational headline about the “exceptional influence” looks like a pat on RT’s back; however, it’s a… Continue reading Like the Devil Reads the Bible

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

It’s Kyiv, Not Kiev


It’s about time.   Note to journalists.   It’s Kyiv, not Kiev It’s #PutinInvadedUkraine, not #CivilWar If you want to perpetuate Russian propaganda, feel free to ignore. If you support Russia invading other sovereign nations, feel free to ignore. If you feel Russia is justified acting belligerently to other nations on strategic, operational, and tactical levels, feel free to… Continue reading It’s Kyiv, Not Kiev