CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare

Proposed Social Media Data Analysis Center Lacks Common Sense


Virginia US Senator Mark Warner is proposing a new Social Media Data Analysis Center, funded with $30 million.  Yes, we need such a center, but not a center totally reliant on high-tech solutions. We need common sense solutions. The language does not include experts on propaganda, disinformation, or fake news. The language does not include… Continue reading Proposed Social Media Data Analysis Center Lacks Common Sense

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare

A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign


“A way” is the most important qualifier in this headline.  There is no “one” way to detect future influence campaigns nor to counter them. There must be multiple, almost duplicative, overlapping ways, even redundant ways to approach this new problem.   This is an interesting way, a publicly available ad ‘database’, which may be examined and… Continue reading A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare

Facebook’s Backflip on Regulation


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Facebook has resisted regulation like the plague for years. The recent UK DCMS inquiry concluded that regulation would be required. It appears that multiple legislatures see this the same way now, and Facebook’s inability to contain the NZ video recording was likely the last straw for the… Continue reading Facebook’s Backflip on Regulation

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian Propaganda Film, T-34, In US Theaters


Russian Propaganda Film T-34 is appearing in US theaters, please help stop its appearance.  Ukraine’s US Embassy is asking the theaters shown at the bottom of the page to reconsider showing this obvious Russian propaganda.  Your assistance is requested to contact these theaters and stop this blatant attempt to influence US audiences. I, for one,… Continue reading Russian Propaganda Film, T-34, In US Theaters

CounterPropaganda · Disinformation · Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The DCMS report is excellent – very thorough and very incisive. It should be a template for other democracies to deal with foreign and inappropriate domestic meddling in elections and politics. No less importantly it deals with many serious privacy issues as yet not addressed in legislation.… Continue reading Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update

#RussiaFail · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Ukraine

‘Banderite’ Rebrand: Ukrainian Police Declare Admiration For Nazi Collaborators To Make A Point


For years, the Soviets, followed by the Russians, called Ukrainians “Banderites”, an intended insult equating them with “Nazi Collaborators”.  Their logic is lost on those with knowledge of Stepan Bandera and his life dedicated to the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine. Bandera and the Ukrainian Independence Movement, the OUN, worked against both the Soviets and… Continue reading ‘Banderite’ Rebrand: Ukrainian Police Declare Admiration For Nazi Collaborators To Make A Point

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Lea Gabrielle, Former Fox News reporter named to lead counter-propaganda efforts at State


By Kylie Atwood, Michelle Kosinski and Jennifer Hansler, CNN Updated 4:37 PM ET, Thu February 7, 2019 (CNN)The State Department on Thursday announced that a former Fox News reporter would lead its agency in charge of efforts to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation. Lea Gabrielle will become the special envoy and coordinator of the Global Engagement Center, State Department… Continue reading Lea Gabrielle, Former Fox News reporter named to lead counter-propaganda efforts at State