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On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”


I just read a moving article.  It was heartfelt, emotionally evocative, and for someone not conversant in Russian Information Warfare, convincing.  I was sent the entire article by a close friend.   This is my review of “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits“.   While the article contains quite a few very good points, to… Continue reading On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”

CounterPropaganda · Hackers · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · UK · United Kingdom

UK: Ofcom opens three new investigations into Kremlin-backed TV channel


Russia’s propaganda channel, RT, is under investigation in the UK for…  (drumroll) broadcasting propaganda.  The challenge is proving bias in reporting, not offering all sides of issues.   Russia takes advantage of the West’s belief in freedom of speech and freedom of journalism and pushes the limits to the maximum extent possible.  The UK is Russia’s #1… Continue reading UK: Ofcom opens three new investigations into Kremlin-backed TV channel

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare

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

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

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

CounterPropaganda · Hungary · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

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