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12 Churches In France Attacked – Is Notre Dame Connected?


Today’s fire in Notre Dame is the only reason I paid attention to this report, dated 20 March 2019, but I haven ‘t read this in the Mainstream News Media.  Is the horrendous fire at Notre Dame possibly related?  I doubt it but this would be like the 9-11-2001 in church ‘vandalism’ for Islamic Terrorists.… Continue reading 12 Churches In France Attacked – Is Notre Dame Connected?

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RT and France Have a Hate-Hate Relationship


RT is not getting a good reception in France.   First, France called out RT for false reporting. In response, Russia warned France 24.  Russia Warns French TV After France Calls Out Falsified RT Report.  Now RT is trying to establish its presence in France and is not getting a good reception. In France, RT is getting no… Continue reading RT and France Have a Hate-Hate Relationship

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The Russian government’s disinformation campaign failed to influence the French election. Why?


A few notable takeaways. Russian Information Warfare (IW) on the French election had limited effectiveness Alt-Right (mostly?) Americans read and redistributed Russian disinformation (during the French campaign) Russian IW was mostly in English Assume Russians hacked candidates, released incriminating evidence – just like US campaign Conclusion?  Russian IW did not affect target audience, it missed… Continue reading The Russian government’s disinformation campaign failed to influence the French election. Why?

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Macron’s Russia Reset


This is a clear example of one of the unintended consequences to Russian Information Warfare.  Prior to the French election, Macron was considered pro-Putin.  He was markedly less so than Le Pen, but he was still regarded as favoring Russia and reducing sanctions against them.  Then, in an effort to support Le Pen, Russia’s propaganda… Continue reading Macron’s Russia Reset

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Macron wins by an estimated 65.5% to 34.5%


Macron set to become youngest ever president, exit polls suggest London Evening Standard 14:05 Emannuel Macron is set to be France’s youngest president Daily Mail 14:01 Macron wins by an estimated 65.5 to 34.5% Political Betting (Weblog) 14:00 May 7th, 2017 The powers of the French President Source: http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2017/05/07/macron-wins-by-an-estimated-65-5-to-34-5/

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Pro-Kremlin media firms plan to sue Macron over alleged smear campaign


 “Plan” means “threaten”, which means RT and Sputnik are using words without action. This is a form of Lawfare, which is using the legal system as one more way of harassing someone or something. Margarita Simonyan, the chief editor of RT and Sputnik, is the chief purveyor of false, fake, and misleading news, tilted strongly in favor… Continue reading Pro-Kremlin media firms plan to sue Macron over alleged smear campaign

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Russia uses 200-strong Twitter army to spread anti-Macron propaganda


Emmanuel Macron: ‘Le Pen comes up with this. She has troops behind her.’ By Jason Murdock May 5, 2017 16:37 BST A 200-strong collective of French-language Twitter accounts were involved in a coordinated campaign to spread misinformation by using “fake news” from troll-website 4Chan to damage the reputation of presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, it has… Continue reading Russia uses 200-strong Twitter army to spread anti-Macron propaganda