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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 · Propaganda

How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral


This article is the new standard by which other articles on information warfare will be judged.  This article is being cited, already, as the ” detailed analysis of the computational propaganda campaign” on #ReleaseTheMemo.  It would be good to read this entire article and consider modeling future analysis in a similar fashion.  Kudos to Molly McKew. </end editorial>… Continue reading How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral

CounterPropaganda · Hungary · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Russia Today and Hungary


Russia is building its presence throughout the world, hoping to ‘sell’ Russia.  I’m surprised that RT did not fund such an effort in Hungary in 2014, when their budget increased significantly.   It’s good to see that Hungary keeps track of RT. There appears to be a trust issue. Pourquoi? </end editorial> September 26, 2017 4:04 pm·… Continue reading Russia Today and Hungary

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Kremlin Says It Doesn’t Know Who Buys Political Ads on Facebook


Quote: “We don’t know who places ads on Facebook or how” “Russia was never involved in this.” “[W]e have never heard about this.” Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, said on a conference call, as quoted by state-run RIA Novosti news agency.  Russian official strategy whenever confronted: Deny, deny, deny Attack the messenger Attack the message Say “we have… Continue reading Kremlin Says It Doesn’t Know Who Buys Political Ads on Facebook

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

RT wants to spread Moscow’s propaganda here. Let’s treat it that way.


It should register as an agent of a foreign government. By James Kirchick September 20 James Kirchick is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.” Last week, the Russian government-funded cable network RT announced that its American arm had been asked by the Justice… Continue reading RT wants to spread Moscow’s propaganda here. Let’s treat it that way.

#RussiaFail · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Russia, Smarting From Morgan Freeman Video, Responds Via “In The Now” And Fails


I love how Russia responds to the American press, using “In the Now” as a weapon in their Information Warfare kit bag. “In the Now” is an English language Russian program put out by RT and hosted by Anissa Naouai.  Anissa is an American now working in Moscow and has hosted this program on RT since 2009,… Continue reading Russia, Smarting From Morgan Freeman Video, Responds Via “In The Now” And Fails

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team


BY PATRICK TUCKER SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 The Global Engagement Center is struggling to keep up with its missions: countering ISIS recruitment and Russian disinformation. The chief technology officer at the U.S. State Department’s anti-propaganda center left last week, along with two other members of its analytics team, Defense One has learned. The departures raise new questions about the Global Engagement… Continue reading Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team