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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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Time for the Trump Administration to Arm Ukraine


Antony J. Blinken OCT. 4, 2017 The Russian occupation of eastern Ukraine produced one very hot summer. Through August, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe recorded between 1,000 and 1,500 nightly cease-fire violations, a large majority committed by Russian-led forces. Ukrainian soldiers and civilians continue to be killed or injured on a daily basis.… Continue reading Time for the Trump Administration to Arm Ukraine

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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