Information operations · Information Warfare · Misinformation

Event: MisinfoCon, A Summit on Misinformation, Feb 24–26, at MIT Media Lab & The Nieman Foundation for Journalism


By Jeanne Brooks, James Geary, Burt Herman, Jenny 8. Lee, Phillip Smith, and Claire Wardle Misinformation, and increasingly disinformation, is distorting the public’s ability to make sense of the world around them, threatening the democratic process around the globe. While not a new phenomenon, the problem is compounded by both the speed that information travels… Continue reading Event: MisinfoCon, A Summit on Misinformation, Feb 24–26, at MIT Media Lab & The Nieman Foundation for Journalism

Information Warfare · Russia

Kremlin’s ‘Insincere and Officious Patriotism’ Turning Russians Off, Polls Show


Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Paul Goble Staunton, March 22 – “Patriotism has become so officious and insincere that it has begun to be rejected” by Russians, especially given that those officials who are promoting it are presiding over a situation in which Russians are living far worse than they did, according to Moscow political analyst… Continue reading Kremlin’s ‘Insincere and Officious Patriotism’ Turning Russians Off, Polls Show

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” March 19, 2017


This is a compilation of news, articles, essays, and reports on strategic communications, Public Diplomacy, public affairs, U.S. government international broadcasting, and information operations.  The editorial intent is to: share with busy practitioners the academic and policy ferment in Public Diplomacy and related fields from long speeches, testimonies, and articles, flag the portions that bear… Continue reading Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” March 19, 2017

Information Warfare · Russia

Of Nazi collaboration and Russian disinformation: Cohn


To quote an anonymous friend: Nothing particularly new or insightful … but clearly indicates the Canadian media is catching on to the existence and depravity of Russian smear campaigns. </end editorial> By MARTIN REGG COHN Ontario Politics Columnist Mon., March 20, 2017 https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/20/of-nazi-collaboration-and-russian-disinformation-cohn.html Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland isn’t answerable for the actions of her grandfather during… Continue reading Of Nazi collaboration and Russian disinformation: Cohn

Information Warfare · Russia · United States

U.S. Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Russian Influence Campaigns


The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a second public hearing on March 30 connected with its investigation into alleged Russian interference during last year’s presidential election. Republican committee Chairman Richard Burr and ranking Democrat Mark Warner said the hearing will focus on ways that Russia works to influence election campaigns and public opinion. They… Continue reading U.S. Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Russian Influence Campaigns

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · Information Warfare · Russia

The names of the FSB, allegedly behind the scheme of laundering $ 22 billion through Moldova


This is going to be big.  I actually held off on this, I thought it too big, it could be disinformation.  Then there is this OCCRP tweet: Why is #Russia impeding the Moldovan #Laundromat investigation? Find out Monday, Mar. 20th on @OCCRP. A series of great stories to come. pic.twitter.com/2rFImHR0hi — OCCRP (@OCCRP) March 18,… Continue reading The names of the FSB, allegedly behind the scheme of laundering $ 22 billion through Moldova