Google · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

From Nord Stream to Novichok: Kremlin Propaganda on Google’s Front Page


The conclusion of this author stops short of asking how.  How is Russia placing their propaganda from RT and Sputnik at the top of the top stories in Google Top Stories?   SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a complex and ever-changing subject. SEO is big money, big business, and businesses live and die by their… Continue reading From Nord Stream to Novichok: Kremlin Propaganda on Google’s Front Page

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Hides Bad News Behind World Cup


First, the news of the Pension Age for Russian citizens is announced during the Russia/Saudi Arabia World Cup Game.   Russia proposes raising pension age, first hike in almost 90 years Then the news of the Value Added Tax is increased from 18% to 20% during the World Cup in Russia. Russian government submitted a draft… Continue reading Russia Hides Bad News Behind World Cup

Information operations · Information Warfare · Norway · Russia

Russia Continues Intimidation Of Norway


Russia is attempting to, once again, intimidate Norway.   Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines Please don’t forget Russia’s threat to nuke Norway in 2016.  Russia threatens to NUKE Norway in response to allowing US Marines to deploy in the country  Norway is no threat to Russia.  Yes, it controls the Skagerrak Strait, with… Continue reading Russia Continues Intimidation Of Norway

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Russian Troll or Clumsy Publicity Hound?


This article gives me a reason to air a fairly dated but now applicable theory.   Loud, abrasive, inept, and sophomoric efforts at dispensing Russian propaganda like USAReally are most likely deliberate distractions for more sophisticated, low-level, more-professional efforts.   Every single thing about USAReally screams they’re smoking hashish and planning this while drinking vodka.  I can… Continue reading Russian Troll or Clumsy Publicity Hound?

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On Russian TV, the British Embassy in Moscow Vanishes – and is Replaced by a Church


Friday, June 15, 2018 Paul Goble Staunton, June 15 – In a measure of both the progress video technology has made and the regress Russia has under Vladimir Putin, Moscow’s First Channel at the time of its broadcast of the opening of the World Cup photoshopped a clip so that the British embassy in the… Continue reading On Russian TV, the British Embassy in Moscow Vanishes – and is Replaced by a Church

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (35)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> While Singapore and the G7 dominated media traffic related to Russia this week, many other things transpired, mostly following established threads, especially related to Russia’s ongoing descent into the abyss: Aerial provocations in Alaska and Baltics, Norway asks for more Gyrenes, Ukraine / NATO developments, Hungary, and… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (35)

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We still need East Stratcom against Kremlin trolls


By LAIMA ANDRIKIENE BRUSSELS, 7. JUN, 16:53 The EU and its member states are facing an organised and aggressive Russian state fake news, manipulation and disinformation campaign. Its objective is to destabilise the Western democratic order, confront and weaken states and ultimately to break up EU unity and support those that wish to destroy it. Unfortunately,… Continue reading We still need East Stratcom against Kremlin trolls