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UK: Ofcom opens three new investigations into Kremlin-backed TV channel


Russia’s propaganda channel, RT, is under investigation in the UK for…  (drumroll) broadcasting propaganda.  The challenge is proving bias in reporting, not offering all sides of issues.   Russia takes advantage of the West’s belief in freedom of speech and freedom of journalism and pushes the limits to the maximum extent possible.  The UK is Russia’s #1… Continue reading UK: Ofcom opens three new investigations into Kremlin-backed TV channel

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Propaganda as a drug – even for Putin’s Russia


March 30, 2018 – 23:18 By Kseniya Kirillova, for Defencereport Recently, Russian propaganda has committed another abomination against the dissident Ilya Yashinand his elderly grandmother. The camera crew “Life” broke into a nursing home, where the sick 84-year-old woman lived, and, having written down several of her comments, wrote a story directed against her grandson based on these comments.… Continue reading Propaganda as a drug – even for Putin’s Russia

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InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS


Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend.   I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

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What to do…


I woke up writing a new ‘strategy’ in my head.  I’ve titled it “Suggestions For Department Of State GEC” in response to State-Defense Cooperation on Global Engagement Center Programs and Creation of the Information Access Fund to Counter State-Sponsored Disinformation. It’s done. It only took three hours to finish. I’ve ‘staffed’ it to a few close… Continue reading What to do…

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Italy to Launch Disinformation Curriculum


By Coda Staff 26 Oct 2017 Ahead of its 2018 parliamentary elections, Italian secondary schools will incorporate a course on identifying and debunking fake news. The program, with the support of digital tech giants such as Facebook, will launch in 8,000 Italian high schools later this month. Supporters of the initiative hope that it will… Continue reading Italy to Launch Disinformation Curriculum

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RT: Russophobia: RT rates the top 10 Kremlin critics & their hilarious hate campaigns


Seldom will I carry a full RT story because they are simply painful reading.  This time, however, RT names their top ten critics. No, I’m not on the list of these heavyweights. I’m glad to say I’ve chatted with two of them.  Not Hillary, however.  For her, bashing Russia is all about selling her book… Continue reading RT: Russophobia: RT rates the top 10 Kremlin critics & their hilarious hate campaigns

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Countering misinformation and correcting “fake news”


Published 25 September 2017 It is no use simply telling people they have their facts wrong. To be more effective at correcting misinformation in news accounts and intentionally misleading “fake news,” you need to provide a detailed counter-message with new information—and get your audience to help develop a new narrative. A new study, the first… Continue reading Countering misinformation and correcting “fake news”