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Czech documentary about guys chasing 12 year-old girls online


2500 predators contacted 3 girls (actors, all three were young-looking 18+) in 10 days. Documentarist Vit Klusak was contacted by O2, a phone and internet service provider, to produce a 10-minute video about online behavior, stating that more than 40% of minors as young as 12 received graphic pornography from adult strangers. The project grew… Continue reading Czech documentary about guys chasing 12 year-old girls online

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CZ: For the deletion of the social network contribution up to three years in prison and a fine, Klaus et al


In one of the more ridiculous and offensive proposals for a law, we have this from the Czech Republic.   As was noted to me:  This fella seems to be gravely concerned about deleted posts on social media and wants to defend freedom of speech and expression by jail term and fines for those who delete… Continue reading CZ: For the deletion of the social network contribution up to three years in prison and a fine, Klaus et al

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Prague: The Semantic War | Film Screening and Discussion


When: 26.02.2019 – 18:00 – 20:00 Where: Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana Admission: free, please register by clicking at “sign up” above the picture The Semantic War (2018, 90 mins) is a documentary film about Kremlin propaganda and its impact on European society. The director argues that most people in Russia do not critically examine information from… Continue reading Prague: The Semantic War | Film Screening and Discussion

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BIS: Russia Buying Businesses In Czech Republic For Influence


The Czech Intelligence Service (BIS) notes Russian acquisitions of Czech companies are a part of Russia’s larger influence operations against the Czech Republic. Annual Report on Security Information Services for 2017 # Annual Report 2017#BIS Published: 3.12.2018 Annual Report on Security Information Services for 2017 Source: https://www.bis.cz/vyrocni-zpravy/vyrocni-zprava-bezpecnostni-informacni-sluzby-za-rok-2017-d85907e6.html

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Lawrence Martin-Bittman, who spread disinformation as a spy before teaching at BU, dies at 87


It’s shame that someone must die in order for us to gain this unique insight into how the Soviets spread disinformation.  We also learn how the Soviets were duplicitous, causing Lawrence Bittman to defect to the West and expose Soviet Active Measures methodology. He then became Lawrence Martin. When his name was cleared, he became Martin-Bittman.… Continue reading Lawrence Martin-Bittman, who spread disinformation as a spy before teaching at BU, dies at 87

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Training in information literacy is needed now, says Czech security expert


Make no mistake, the Czech Republic, or Czechia, is in a war.  It is in both an internal war, mostly prompted by Russia with remnants of the Soviet Union actively participating in an internal war. All this is being fed by an information war, which, of course, is being fed and pushed by Russian propagandists.  … Continue reading Training in information literacy is needed now, says Czech security expert

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If a President Is Dying, and Nobody Says Anything, Does It Make a Sound?


Please excuse my previous now deleted post about disinformation about CZ President Milos Zeman.  It turns out his health is truly failing.  One Czech doctor friend confided to me that he is basically a walking corpse.  “People wonder if Zeman has cancer, and what type.” “he is no longer mentally able to perform the function” [of… Continue reading If a President Is Dying, and Nobody Says Anything, Does It Make a Sound?