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Sputnik Falsely Claims ‘Censorship’ After Facebook Removed Hundreds of Accounts


January 19, 2019 William Echols On Thursday, January 17, Facebook announced it had removed 364 Facebook Pages and accounts “for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a network that originated in Russia and operated in the Baltics, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Central and Eastern European countries.” The company said that the page administrators and… Continue reading Sputnik Falsely Claims ‘Censorship’ After Facebook Removed Hundreds of Accounts

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Estonia is using alternative music to challenge Russian propaganda


The former eastern bloc nation is lavishing money on the arts in border regions susceptible to Russian influence, writes Carmen Gray The conversion of factories into cultural venues rarely raises eyebrows these days, but the Kreenholm complex here is not just any relic of industry. Once the world’s largest cotton mill and a poster child of Soviet might,… Continue reading Estonia is using alternative music to challenge Russian propaganda

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (72)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russians continue nonsensical claims about Whelan. The Nord Stream 2 game may be unraveling – hopefully. Excellent commentary on unilateral disarmament by Huessy. Four digests on Russia’s continuing descent. More Russian propaganda on Trident Juncture EX. Skripal residence teardown for decontamination. USN deploys LSD to the Black… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (72)

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NPS Thesis: Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and Lies: An Information Laundering Model for Homeland Security  


[open pdf – 1MB] From the thesis abstract: “The purpose of this research, broadly speaking, is to expose the threat that ‘fake news’ poses to our national security. This thesis answers the question: Can the information laundering model, or a modified version of it, be used to explain how the internet is exploited to spread fake news, and… Continue reading NPS Thesis: Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and Lies: An Information Laundering Model for Homeland Security  

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RT broke bias guidelines, UK’s OFCOM says


International broadcasting walks a fine line between fair, objective, and unbiased and propaganda.  The UK broadcasting regulator determined 7 RT programs were unduly biased and not impartial.  In response to OfCom’s investigation, Russia launched an investigation of the BBC.  There is almost no doubt that the BBC will be found guilty of some fabricated crime… Continue reading RT broke bias guidelines, UK’s OFCOM says

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Book Chapter on Strategic Leaks/Propaganda & Documentary ‘The Great Hack’


An announcement from Dr. Emma Briant, </end editorial> Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to announce my new book chapter published earlier this month: Briant, E L & Wanlass, A (December 2018) ‘A Digital Ménage à Trois: Strategic Leaks, Propaganda and Journalism: Strategic Leaks, Propaganda and Journalism’, in Corneliu Bjola & James Pamment (eds) Countering Online Propaganda and… Continue reading Book Chapter on Strategic Leaks/Propaganda & Documentary ‘The Great Hack’

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Inside a former Russian spy’s info wars course. Today’s lesson — the nerve agent poisonings in the U.K.


As my expert Bulgarian source tells me, “These are great insights into chekist propaganda techniques”.   As the following Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, aka CBC/Radio-Canada, article explains, there can be multiple interpretations of any situation.   Here we see yet another Russian spin on the Skripal assassination. Professor Manoilo, teaching at Lomonosov Moscow State University, blames the British but… Continue reading Inside a former Russian spy’s info wars course. Today’s lesson — the nerve agent poisonings in the U.K.