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Ukraine declares war on Russian social media — and some say it’s long overdue


By Christian Caryl May 19 The president of Ukraine did an extraordinary thing this week: He issued a decree banning several Russian social media networks. The free-speech liberal in me initially flinched at the news. Ukraine is struggling with its efforts at reform, and the last thing it needs is another unforced error by President… Continue reading Ukraine declares war on Russian social media — and some say it’s long overdue

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Russian Military Apparently Using Cell Tower Spoofers To Send Propaganda Directly To Ukrainian Soldiers’ Phones


What is not mentioned in this story is that if the Russian soldiers are transmitting through these cell towers, the Russians are also listening – intercepting their communications.  The Russian LEER-3 communications systems are relatively cheap, can put out propaganda directly to soldier’s phones, can intercept their communications, track where the cell phones are located… Continue reading Russian Military Apparently Using Cell Tower Spoofers To Send Propaganda Directly To Ukrainian Soldiers’ Phones

Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Electronic Warfare by Drone and SMS


@DFRLab @AtlanticCouncil’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. Catalyzing a global network of digital forensic researchers, following conflicts in real time. May 18 How Russia-backed separatists use “pinpoint propaganda” in the Donbas Orlan-10 Drone (source), RB-341V “Leer-3” Electronic Warfare System (source), Russian soldiers using the electronic warfare system (source) Bursts of harrowing SMS text messages are periodically sent to… Continue reading Electronic Warfare by Drone and SMS

Information operations · Information Warfare · Ukraine

Psyop: Ukraine dispersed thousands of leaflets over occupied Horlivka


On May 9, Ukrainian Aerial Reconnaissance dropped several thousand postcards and leaflets over occupied Horlivka. Some leaflets not only reminded residents of the Donbas that Ukraine had not forgotten them and continues to fight for their liberation from Russian occupation, but also broke through the information blockade. Leaflets with accessible infographics informed people that Russian… Continue reading Psyop: Ukraine dispersed thousands of leaflets over occupied Horlivka

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Foreign Minister of Ukraine: The U.S. is ready to exert pressure on Russia to settle the situation in the Donbas


Monday, May 15, 2017 9:01:00 AM After a meeting with US President Donald Tramp on May 10, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Pavlo Klimkin, said that “there are very interesting ideas” but first they must be coordinated with all partners. Klimkin argues that regarding the process of settling the situation in the Donbas,… Continue reading Foreign Minister of Ukraine: The U.S. is ready to exert pressure on Russia to settle the situation in the Donbas

#RussiaLies · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Prove it: Why Russia has once again “found” Ukraine arming terrorists


Russia is making yet another attempt to blame Ukraine for illegal supplies of weapons to terrorists.  On the eve of the 13th International Defence Exhibition “IDEF-2017” in Istanbul, Russia has made yet another attempt to blame Ukraine for illegal supplies of weapons to terrorists. The allegations are made while Turkey and Ukraine have been reviving their… Continue reading Prove it: Why Russia has once again “found” Ukraine arming terrorists

Corruption · Russia · Ukraine

The Problem With English Used In Foreign Reporting


This is one helluva confusing report.  When I read through it the first time I thought it was interesting, but then a few of the words made me rethink the article. They didn’t quite fit, they didn’t work, they actually made me return and reread those suspect sentences to verify I was reading things correctly. … Continue reading The Problem With English Used In Foreign Reporting