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Defending The Indefensible: A New Strategy For Stopping Information Operations


This article is well worth reading, although it has some serious flaws. It correctly identifies the US State Department’s GEC as seriously flawed but offers no suggestions on how to improve. The article also correctly identifies an approach, using the CDC as a model for how to approach countering foreign propaganda efforts. Unfortunately, using the CDC… Continue reading Defending The Indefensible: A New Strategy For Stopping Information Operations

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Russian GRU officer tied to 2014 downing of passenger plane in Ukraine


Every denial by Russia for responsibility for shooting down MH17 should add to the punitive measures exacted against Russia when this goes to trial.  This is one of the better articles which describes newer findings integrated with older discoveries.  That much of the evidence was discovered by civilians, such as Bellingcat, is notable.  That most… Continue reading Russian GRU officer tied to 2014 downing of passenger plane in Ukraine

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (79)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Some remarkable outbursts by the Vozhd and his leading propagandist, both on MH17 and the Salisbury attack, while the larger propaganda machinery follows the usual multiplicity of narratives. Western media are actually paying attention to the fiction emanating from Moscow, and also citing Hrytsak and Malomuzh. Excellent… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (79)

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Who, us? Russia is gaslighting the world on the Skripal poisonings


From Wikipedia. “Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity.” This is one of the many tools that Russia uses to counter claims that cause Russia’s reputation harm. … Continue reading Who, us? Russia is gaslighting the world on the Skripal poisonings

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Artificial Intelligence In Disinformation Wars


The following article takes you, the reader, to the edge of the precipice and allows you to peer over the edge, but only slightly.  Please allow me to show you more. A peek into hell itself, in the information realm. Says Sean Gourley, founder, and CEO of Primer, a company that uses software to mine data sources… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence In Disinformation Wars

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Facebook: Russian Bias Much?


By Christina Dobrovolska Today the Chief Editor of InformNapalm Roman Burko was blocked by Facebook Administration for 3 days for the post that he made in August 2015. Essentially, Facebook accuses Roman of using hate speech and, thus, violation of Facebook Community Standards. While this may look fair to you at the first glance, this is… Continue reading Facebook: Russian Bias Much?

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (32)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A very busy week, not just in the DPRK, but also in Russia and Ukraine. NATO / EU / Russia Reports Bannon: ‘If Europe Is So Worried About Russia, Pay Up’ Steve Bannon, a former senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, told an audience in Prague… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (32)