Information operations · Information Warfare

DARPA Is Taking On the Deepfake Problem


By Jack Corrigan, Staff Correspondent AUGUST 6, 2019 The agency wants to teach computers to detect errors in manipulated media using logic and common sense. The Defense Department is looking to build tools that can quickly detect deepfakes and other manipulated media amid the growing threat of “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks.” The Defense Advanced Research… Continue reading DARPA Is Taking On the Deepfake Problem

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russia watchers targeted by a sophisticated cyber-attack


Last week’s events concerning the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign Can’t see images?https://preview.pg.mlsend.com/j8p9d9 Topics of the Week The phishing attack on Russia-watchers was more successful than initially believed. European Values Think-Tank was among those targeted. US Senate is negligent to pass election defence bills that could help against malign foreign interference. Finite State’s investigation shows the cybersecurity… Continue reading Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russia watchers targeted by a sophisticated cyber-attack

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (257)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> NATSECADV Bolton interviewed on nuclear strategy, Russia, China and related matters. VKS deploys Tu-160 BLACKJACKs to Anadyr, in Chukotka, in the Far East, almost exactly 900 nmi from Elmendorf AB. Shoigu intercept and escort appears to have been staged by Russia for propaganda purposes. Reports on the… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (257)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Putin’s European waltz in 3D: deflect, deny, discredit


The author does a commendable job trying to simplify Russian Information Strategy down to: deflect, deny, and discredit.   The unfortunately thing about trying to create a Three-D mantra to describe Russia’s information strategy is adequately describing the depth and the breadth of what Russia actually does.  You could also use deception, detract, damage, destroy, and other… Continue reading Putin’s European waltz in 3D: deflect, deny, discredit

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Ukraine

China Digest (7)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Mertha argues it is time for all sides to back off and cool off. Whether this happens is an open question. The CCP’s blindness to realities outside their ideological framework created this mayhem, and one thing devoted Communists find challenging is accepting that the Party is anything… Continue reading China Digest (7)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (256)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Muscovy’s little aerial stunt over the Baltic Sea has been a successful media distraction – interesting how some splicing of telephoto lens footage can deceive so many media folk in the West. By far Russia’s biggest media accomplishment has been the nuclear “Flying Chernobyl” FUBAR, in every… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (256)