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Seznam.CZ Prioritizes Russian Websites


This Forbes article is all peaches and cream unless one has insider information.  According to my anonymous Czech expert: Collection of news and search results available through this portal, https://www.seznam.cz, is an indicator of the key problem in the information environment in the Czech Republic. Without this amplifier that prioritizes obscure sites like Aeronet in… Continue reading Seznam.CZ Prioritizes Russian Websites

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Orbán is a tool in Putin’s information war against the West


By PANYI SZABOLCS Czech analysts found after investigating 22,000 Russian-language online sources that Moscow’s propaganda started two years before the military intervention in the case of Ukraine and four weeks in advance concerning Syria. First came the journalists, then tanks and bombs. From the 2010s the Russian army and its military intelligence service started dominating the… Continue reading Orbán is a tool in Putin’s information war against the West

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Czech Foreign Ministry Compromised


Czech media reported on January 31, that Czech Foreign Ministry has been under massive cyberattacks. Czech prime investigative outlet Neovlivni.cz reported that “thousands of files were downloaded from email inboxes of the Czech Foreign Minister and his Undersecretaries”, including classified information. The breach was supposed to last “for several months”. The Czech Foreign Ministry confirmed the breach,… Continue reading Czech Foreign Ministry Compromised

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Meet the Czechs fighting back against Russia’s (dis)information war


Michael Colborne Prague: Josef Bilek is sure the Kremlin notices the work he and others are doing in the Czech Republic. Bilek is a volunteer with the East European Information Centre, a Czech group that aims to “fight Kremlin propaganda against western countries”. Who controls the news? The torrent of conflicting stories from propaganda machines abroad… Continue reading Meet the Czechs fighting back against Russia’s (dis)information war

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Czech police arrest Russian tied to 2012 LinkedIn hack


I’ve been holding off on this story, pending an inexplicable feeling about the story development.  Now what I expected has appeared. Russia is insisting a Russian man, arrested for hacking LinkedIn in 2012, be extradited to Russia and not the United States. Here is the rub…  Russia is said to have very strong ties in the Czech Republic or… Continue reading Czech police arrest Russian tied to 2012 LinkedIn hack

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Czechs set up unit to counter perceived propaganda threat from Russia


Thu Oct 20, 2016 The Czech interior ministry has set up a unit to counter what it sees as propaganda from Russia and elsewhere that has been affecting public opinion in the European Union and NATO member nation, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Thursday. The counterintelligence service said in September that Russia was conducting… Continue reading Czechs set up unit to counter perceived propaganda threat from Russia

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Event: How to fight back against Russian disinformation, discussion at US Embassy Prague


When: October 24, 2016 – 17:30 – 19:00 Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1 – Malá Strana Input:  Free  Professor Thomas Nichols, who teaches national security at several American universities, explaining how the Kremlin’s disinformation machine works, how it is possible to identify and counter disinformation and why it is important. Russian machinery of disinformation in… Continue reading Event: How to fight back against Russian disinformation, discussion at US Embassy Prague