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Helsinki Summit Media (9)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Every once in a while the Russians surprise with a truthful observation – in this case, the admission that Russia and the West  “live in a different reality” i.e. Russia’s alternate reality is a real state of mind in Russia. SECSTATE Pompeo’s Crimea Declaration was needless to… Continue reading Helsinki Summit Media (9)

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A draft code of practice on online disinformation


This should serve as a model for other efforts to counter disinformation for the “online platforms, leading social networks, advertisers and the advertising industry” in locations outside Europe.   I am quite certain the lessons learned here and the practices established can easily be applied elsewhere.  Watch this effort closely! </end editorial> European Commission > Strategy > Digital Single Market > News… Continue reading A draft code of practice on online disinformation

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Americans may appreciate knowing when a news story is suspect, but more than a third will share that story anyway


What I find most disturbing about this story is the not-so-professional attitude of a CNN reporter, Hadas Gold, at the very end of the article.  In her tweet she says: What I find fascinating about the several meet-ups social media has had w/ conservatives, is the feeling that there’s an inherent need for these platforms… Continue reading Americans may appreciate knowing when a news story is suspect, but more than a third will share that story anyway

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On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”


I just read a moving article.  It was heartfelt, emotionally evocative, and for someone not conversant in Russian Information Warfare, convincing.  I was sent the entire article by a close friend.   This is my review of “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits“.   While the article contains quite a few very good points, to… Continue reading On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”

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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

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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