January 6, 20179:18 AM ET By VERA ZAKEM Russia’s recent cyber adventures have the hallmarks of an old Soviet specialty: disinformation. While many Americans have just awoken to the world of disinformation — sometimes known as “fake news” — in the recent presidential election, Moscow’s efforts date back decades and have become increasingly prominent over… Continue reading How Russia’s Disinformation Campaign Could Extend Its Tentacles
By PANYI SZABOLCS Czech analysts found after investigating 22,000 Russian-language online sources that Moscow’s propaganda started two years before the military intervention in the case of Ukraine and four weeks in advance concerning Syria. First came the journalists, then tanks and bombs. From the 2010s the Russian army and its military intelligence service started dominating the… Continue reading Orbán is a tool in Putin’s information war against the West
Michael Isikoff Chief Investigative Correspondent Yahoo News February 3, 2017 Bruce Riedel is a widely known expert on the Middle East who helped guide U.S. policy in the region as a member of President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. So he was more than a little surprised recently when an obscure website ran an article… Continue reading The authors are real. The articles are fake. Who is behind the sinister ‘CGS’ website?
Again, gentle reader, I had to change the title of an article for my blog in order to bring in truth and reality. This is not about a Russian hack, this is about Russian disinformation, plain and simple. If you look at the URL of the article, that was the original name. Some ‘genius’ editor… Continue reading How to Survive Russian Disinformation
Putin linked the worsening in the Donbas with the desire to Kiev to establish contact with Trump Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one reason for the escalation in the Donbass is the alleged support to the November presidential elections in the US Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton Ukrainian oligarchs. He said this during a press conference… Continue reading Putin Attempting To Play Trump In Ukraine
Good article, it makes one think. The author’s naivete, however, forces the article to miss the point of propaganda. It is not the medium, nor the percentage (amount) of control the ‘government’ has over the media. It is how the message resonates with the target audience. If he had taken the tour, that point is… Continue reading Why Nazi Propaganda Is Not As Relevant As You Might Think
It was a bizarre moment. I was visiting New York’s Museum of Modern Art for the first time, revelling in Duchamp and Brancusi, Cezanne and Schwitters. Then I came across a room that felt like a pious shrine, a white reliquary containing models of unbuilt architecture, posters for a failed utopia. This was MoMA’s homage… Continue reading We cannot celebrate revolutionary Russian art – it is brutal propaganda