Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · Propaganda

As ‘Death to America’ Chants Lose Power, Iran Retools Propaganda With Rap Videos


By THOMAS ERDBRINK AUG. 26, 2017 TEHRAN — It’s a common theme in the state-controlled media in Iran: The armed forces are not to be trifled with; they’re tough men doing a tough job, defending a country permanently under threat. Nevertheless, it was a shock to some young Iranians when a video appeared featuring a well-known rapper delivering… Continue reading As ‘Death to America’ Chants Lose Power, Iran Retools Propaganda With Rap Videos

CounterPropaganda · Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

Truth, Fake New, And Conspiracy Theories – Imran Awan And YourNewsWire


I was perusing YourNewsWire, today, sharing information with a friend, demonstrating conspiracy theories, fake news, Russian proxy sites, and so on.  YourNewsWire is a known fake news/Russian propaganda site run by Sean Adl-Tabatabai, which I previously exposed at Russian Proxy “News” Site Exposed: YourNewsWire.  It’s almost meaningless to continue exposing YourNewsWire, obviously, he’s earning clickbait money. Although I… Continue reading Truth, Fake New, And Conspiracy Theories – Imran Awan And YourNewsWire

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea · Propaganda

North Korea’s bold wave of propaganda art – in pictures


The searing propaganda is aimed to embolden the country and urge its people to resist US imperialism – with an arsenal of missiles eyed as the ultimate threat Arnel Hecimovic Sunday 20 August 2017 16.11 EDTLast modified on Sunday 20 August 2017 16.13 EDT A propaganda poster with loaded imagery reads, ‘Our answer!’ A North Korean propaganda poster declares, ‘Kick… Continue reading North Korea’s bold wave of propaganda art – in pictures

Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea · Propaganda · South Korea

Ppira: Women’s Bodies as Bait in Propaganda War Between Two Koreas


Published on July 20, 2017  by Jieun Choi A woman with curled up hair and enamel white pumps flashes her legs in an archetypal Marilyn Monroe posture — wind blows from below, ballooning up her flowing dress, which she pushes down just before revealing too much. “WHO’S STOPPING YOU?” “IF YOU RUN, IT TAKES JUST FIVE MINUTES!”… Continue reading Ppira: Women’s Bodies as Bait in Propaganda War Between Two Koreas

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

‘Kremlin’s G-20 photofake to make Putin look important’ and other neglected Russian stories


  By Paul Goble 2017/07/16 The flood of news stories from a country as large, diverse and strange as the Russian Federation often appears to be is far too large for anyone to keep up with. But there needs to be a way to mark those which can’t be discussed in detail but which are… Continue reading ‘Kremlin’s G-20 photofake to make Putin look important’ and other neglected Russian stories

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

China, Russia to further strengthen media cooperation


Before anybody panics, the source of the news report is People’s Daily Online, not exactly a hardcore propaganda outlet.  On the other hand, China prefers its official propaganda to be much more subtle than does Russia. Yes, both TASS and the People’s Daily Online are state owned and both tend to publish some highly skewed pieces,… Continue reading China, Russia to further strengthen media cooperation

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Venezuela

Venezuelans turn city buses into newsrooms in order to fight disinformation


By Lillian Michel “Good morning. This is the El Bus TV newscast, we’ve come to bring you these headlines.” What sounds like the start of the five o’clock evening news is surprising Venezuelans in the least expected of places — the city bus. El Bus TV is a new initiative launched by a group of journalists,… Continue reading Venezuelans turn city buses into newsrooms in order to fight disinformation