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InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS


Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend.   I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

Information operations · Information Warfare · Misinformation

Event: MisinfoCon, A Summit on Misinformation, Feb 24–26, at MIT Media Lab & The Nieman Foundation for Journalism


By Jeanne Brooks, James Geary, Burt Herman, Jenny 8. Lee, Phillip Smith, and Claire Wardle Misinformation, and increasingly disinformation, is distorting the public’s ability to make sense of the world around them, threatening the democratic process around the globe. While not a new phenomenon, the problem is compounded by both the speed that information travels… Continue reading Event: MisinfoCon, A Summit on Misinformation, Feb 24–26, at MIT Media Lab & The Nieman Foundation for Journalism

#RussiaFail · Canada · Information operations · Misinformation · Propaganda

Fake video, images claim to show Muslim joy over Paris attacks


We are starting to lose faith in the media. The media is being used to foment divisiveness, confusion, anger, and frustration.  Russia, not mentioned in most of these stories, is the main beneficiary of all these stories. This may well be, and probably is, highly effective propaganda also known as Active Measures.  This was a… Continue reading Fake video, images claim to show Muslim joy over Paris attacks

Disinformation · Information operations · Misinformation · Propaganda · Russia · Ukraine

Countering Russian Propaganda Abroad


This piece, published by the Heritage Foundation, offers a mild approach to fighting Russian propaganda and disinformation.  Unfortunately, the recommendations at the end of the article are too conservative and not properly fleshed out.  This article is very useful in discussing the history, the apparatus and the effects of Russian propaganda. By Daniel Kochis Issue Brief #4286 on Russia… Continue reading Countering Russian Propaganda Abroad

Disinformation · Information operations · Misinformation · Propaganda · Russia

The failure of the American operation, codenamed “Operation Barbarossa 2”


If you want a good laugh or a good Halloween chill, read this Russian propaganda piece.  Pure and simple shite. “Reliable sources”.  That should be your first indicator.  If you can’t name your sources in a Russian article, it is probably fabricated. Apologies, some of the words did not translate in my Chrome browswer. The… Continue reading The failure of the American operation, codenamed “Operation Barbarossa 2”

Disinformation · Information operations · Misinformation · Propaganda

Russia uses Ebola to spread Conspiracy Theories about the US


Damn.  If I hadn’t read it myself, I would have never believed RIA Novosti would stoop to such utter fetid depths to try to sully the reputation of the United States. While President Obama’s decision to appoint an Ebola czar is unpopular within the US, his appointment of a political hack in lieu of a… Continue reading Russia uses Ebola to spread Conspiracy Theories about the US

Disinformation · Misinformation · Russia

Russian Disinformation: Blackwater


Two days ago I posted, then updated as disinformation, a report of  300 “Blackwater” operatives.  I apologize if that caused any confusion. Today someone posted, as a comment, another link to a page reporting ‘Blackwater’ presence in Crimea, this time accompanied with pictures.   The link to the page is here.  It’s written in Italian,… Continue reading Russian Disinformation: Blackwater