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Dems call on FCC to investigate Kremlin-run news agency’s influence in election


I am quite certain domestic politics is behind these three Democrats calling for an investigation, but I’ll be darned if I know or understand their motivation.  Somebody fill me in, please? The ulterior motive appears to be an honest investigation into Russian efforts to influence the US election of 2016 through US media. I would also… Continue reading Dems call on FCC to investigate Kremlin-run news agency’s influence in election

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How to Wage an Information War


September 18, 2017 8:38 AM Jamie Dettmer KYIV — “One clear lesson is that you can’t fight propaganda with propaganda,” says Tetiana Popova. “If you do that you lose credibility yourself and bring all facts into doubt,” adds the former Ukrainian deputy minister for information policy. “And that is what the Russians want,” she said firmly.… Continue reading How to Wage an Information War

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Meduza Compares Apples To Oranges And Calls It Propaganda


The name of the article is really “Comparing Russian and American government ‘propaganda’”. Just the title alone makes a fairly big mistake.  While the below article by Meduza presents a nice comparison between US and Russian “propaganda”, there are a few errors. The article is also only one layer deep, there is so much left out… Continue reading Meduza Compares Apples To Oranges And Calls It Propaganda

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Facebook says it’s ‘unable’ to reveal the ads linked to Russia


Facebook is saying it cannot reveal the ads placed by Russians during the campaign leading to the 2016 election.  Senator Warner called for Facebook to reveal the ads.  Here is the key sentence. “Some experts estimate the ads could have reached and influenced more than 30% of the US population“.  The biggest problem, if you read… Continue reading Facebook says it’s ‘unable’ to reveal the ads linked to Russia

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The Reality Of Russian Information Warfare


Following the Facebook disclosure that the Russian Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, Russia took out $100,000 of ads on Facebook during the US election of 2016, Twitter is now following suit and filing a report, according to The Hill. Twitter to give analysis of Russian activity to Congress. The Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg… Continue reading The Reality Of Russian Information Warfare

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Russia’s “Diplomats” Laying Groundwork For Dezinformatsiya?


My interest was piqued, today, when RT began broadcasting a Ruptly television broadcast at the Russian Trade Mission in Washington DC. There were no headlines on the broadcast, no explanations, just a view of two uniformed policemen outside the gate. There was another person outside the gate acting as a sort of gatekeeper.  In the background… Continue reading Russia’s “Diplomats” Laying Groundwork For Dezinformatsiya?

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Tillerson moves toward accepting funding for fighting Russian propaganda


The secretary of state came under pressure from Congress, which appropriated $80 million for countering messages from Islamist extremists — and Russia. By NAHAL TOOSI 08/31/2017 04:37 PM EDT After coming under pressure from lawmakers, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has taken steps toward spending tens of millions of dollars to counter propaganda by Islamist extremists… Continue reading Tillerson moves toward accepting funding for fighting Russian propaganda