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Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” – 24 June 2017


The Four Freedoms Flag Here’s the inside story on the most famous flag you’ve never heard of 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… Continue reading Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” – 24 June 2017

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

New Atlanticist: Disinfo Week Special Edition – 24 June 2017


SUBSCRIBE June 23, 2017 Here’s How to Fight Back Against Russian Political Warfare Alexander Vershbow / @ARVershbow In essence, using largely non-military means, Russia is trying to undo decades of progress toward a more stable and integrated Euro-Atlantic community.  […] Using cyberattacks, disinformation, economic warfare and “active measures,” it aims to weaken and divide NATO and the… Continue reading New Atlanticist: Disinfo Week Special Edition – 24 June 2017

CounterPropaganda · Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

Computational propaganda in Ukraine: caught between external threats and internal challenges


Oxford Internet Institute revealed a comprehensive study of the use of political bots worldwide. StopFake team is proud of its contribution to the reserach on Ukraine June 19, 2017 Social media being used by governments to spread fake news and manipulate public opinion, finds first comparative study of automated political propaganda worldwide Social media platforms… Continue reading Computational propaganda in Ukraine: caught between external threats and internal challenges

Information operations · Information Warfare

Propaganda video published by Ahrar Al-Sham shows their military camp in central Syria


The video can be found on YouTube here, titled أحرار الشام_ القطاع الأوسط معسكر( الشهيد المهندس أحمد العمر) or Ahrar al-Sham_ Sector Central Camp (Martyr Engineer Ahmed Al-Omar).  3amer_Naje عامر الناجي owns the channel where a total of 3 videos are currently posted.  Once exploited, I expect this channel to disappear. This article was published by AMN… Continue reading Propaganda video published by Ahrar Al-Sham shows their military camp in central Syria

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian Claims Questioned In Syria


Russia is claiming two more ISIS commanders have been killed, but experts are doubting this and previous claims, according to ISIS experts in the Middle East. Looking at the bigger picture, however, the purpose behind these claims is for ammunition in the information war Putin needs for his 2018 election.  Putin needs to be seen… Continue reading Russian Claims Questioned In Syria

CounterPropaganda · Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

“Most common way that fake news spreads is from laziness” – Aric Toler (Bellingcat)


This article represents personal opinions of the author. Stopfake editors may not share this opinion. June 16, 2017 – 17:10  Aric Toler has been an employee at Bellingcat since 2015. He graduated with an MA in Slavic Languages & Literatures from the University of Kansas in 2013, focusing on Russian literature and intellectual history. After… Continue reading “Most common way that fake news spreads is from laziness” – Aric Toler (Bellingcat)

Information operations · Information Warfare · ISIL · ISIS · Islam · Islamic State

Burqas Banned And LGBT Muslims Welcome At Germany’s First ‘Liberal’ Mosque


You might ask what this has to do with information operations, information warfare, public diplomacy, or strategic communications?  The answer is everything.  This should be the basis for countering extremist Islam – through information.  I have personally sat through many lessons in a madrasa, an Islamic school, to learn Islam.  In my opinion, what is… Continue reading Burqas Banned And LGBT Muslims Welcome At Germany’s First ‘Liberal’ Mosque