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Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The DCMS report is excellent – very thorough and very incisive. It should be a template for other democracies to deal with foreign and inappropriate domestic meddling in elections and politics. No less importantly it deals with many serious privacy issues as yet not addressed in legislation.… Continue reading Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update

Disinformation · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

How the US lost the (dis)information war


One of the better overviews of the evolution of Russian Information Warfare in its current state.  Alisa Lockwood really names names and points fingers accurately.  Surkov is implied as the chief of Russian information warfare and I quite agree.  This work is fairly complete.  I disagree with only minor points, not worth mentioning,  </end editorial> How… Continue reading How the US lost the (dis)information war

Disinformation · Information operations · Information Warfare · Reflexive Control · Russia

Thesis: Reflexive Control and Disinformation in Putin’s Wars


Francis King, University of Colorado at Boulder  Download Date of Award Spring 1-1-2018 Document Type: Thesis Degree Name: Master of Arts (MA) Department: Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures First Advisor Artemi Romanov Second Advisor Mark Leiderman Third Advisor Laura Olson Osterman Abstract The use of reflexive control (RC) and disinformation in the Russian conduct of… Continue reading Thesis: Reflexive Control and Disinformation in Putin’s Wars

Disinformation · Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns


At last researchers are starting to investigate “how” disinformation and fake news works, not simply throwing up their hands and saying ‘they’re doing it’.  “Enraptured Minds: Strategic Gaming of Cognitive Mindhacks” looks to be an interesting and probably educational presentation.  Unfortunately, I cannot attend the presentation, so if someone can contact Fyodor Yarochkin, Lion Gu, and Vladimir Kropotov,… Continue reading Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns

Disinformation · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Disinformation: Recent Czech survey data + elections = a disinformation site’s dream


Michael Colborne in Czech Republic, Disinfo, Elections, Russia June 24, 2017 Source: https://michaelcolborne.com/2017/06/24/recent-czech-survey-data-elections-a-disinformation-sites-dream/ The most recent round of Eurobarometer stats just came out, and they’re bad news for pretty much anyone in Czech politics right now. Only 18% of Czechs trust their government right now, a decline of 10% from autumn 2016 – by far the sharpest decline in the EU – and… Continue reading Disinformation: Recent Czech survey data + elections = a disinformation site’s dream

Disinformation · Information operations · Information Warfare · Phishing

TAINTED LEAKS


Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus By Adam Hulcoop, John Scott-Railton, Peter Tanchak, Matt Brooks, and Ron Deibert May 25, 2017 “Every external operation is first and foremost a domestic one: the single most important role of the agencies is to secure the regime.” — Mark Galeotti on Russian foreign intelligence Key Points Documents stolen from a prominent journalist and critic… Continue reading TAINTED LEAKS

Disinformation · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian Ancestry Overstretch – Again


So much bullshit coming out of Moscow these days. Here is an official in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating that Ivan the Formidable (Terrible) aka Ivan Grozny aka Ivan IV: His father was descended from Augustus Octavian. His mother was descended from Genghis Khan. A Google translation of what he says: The Cathedral… Continue reading Russian Ancestry Overstretch – Again