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Lawrence Martin-Bittman, who spread disinformation as a spy before teaching at BU, dies at 87


It’s shame that someone must die in order for us to gain this unique insight into how the Soviets spread disinformation.  We also learn how the Soviets were duplicitous, causing Lawrence Bittman to defect to the West and expose Soviet Active Measures methodology. He then became Lawrence Martin. When his name was cleared, he became Martin-Bittman.… Continue reading Lawrence Martin-Bittman, who spread disinformation as a spy before teaching at BU, dies at 87

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Training in information literacy is needed now, says Czech security expert


Make no mistake, the Czech Republic, or Czechia, is in a war.  It is in both an internal war, mostly prompted by Russia with remnants of the Soviet Union actively participating in an internal war. All this is being fed by an information war, which, of course, is being fed and pushed by Russian propagandists.  … Continue reading Training in information literacy is needed now, says Czech security expert

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Unique Confession of the Queen of Propaganda: I am looking around and wondering what kind of chaos I created, she says for Info.cz


For years, she participated in the intense spreading of pro-Russian propaganda in Czechia. She cooperated with a Czech national living in Russia who defends the occupation from 1968 as justified and advocates the return of Russian tanks. Today, Blanka Morávková herself became the target of propagandists who labeled her as a traitor because of her… Continue reading Unique Confession of the Queen of Propaganda: I am looking around and wondering what kind of chaos I created, she says for Info.cz

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If a President Is Dying, and Nobody Says Anything, Does It Make a Sound?


Please excuse my previous now deleted post about disinformation about CZ President Milos Zeman.  It turns out his health is truly failing.  One Czech doctor friend confided to me that he is basically a walking corpse.  “People wonder if Zeman has cancer, and what type.” “he is no longer mentally able to perform the function” [of… Continue reading If a President Is Dying, and Nobody Says Anything, Does It Make a Sound?

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The importance of Measures of Effectiveness in disinformation campaigns


Anonymous expert:  The importance of measures of effectiveness in disinformation campaigns. Czech police concluded that rumors invented and spread by Oldřich Lukáš via email and on his blog do not fulfill the criteria for defamation/libel and/or startling news. The claims against presidential candidate Jiri Drahos included the following:  Jiri Drahos is a fierce supporter of… Continue reading The importance of Measures of Effectiveness in disinformation campaigns

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The Czech Freedom and Democracy Party – where do the legs grow?


This is very similar to the disassembly of Russian dolls. You will open one, and inside one is another. Radim Fiala – MP from the Liberty and Straight Democracy movement (SPD), Tomio Okamura  – collaborated with a young Russian man who was published on disinformation sites. This young man once linked the leader of the “Public Affairs” party (Věci veřejné)… Continue reading The Czech Freedom and Democracy Party – where do the legs grow?

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Czech Republic: The greatest threat to us is Russia, being a champion of hybrid wars, warns General Gray


The biggest security threat to the Czech Republic is Russia and its hybrid war. An Army General and former Chief of Staff Jiří Šedivý said in the CT24 Interview . According to him, the first phase is an attempt to destabilize the company, for example, by spreading false news and making people sick – as the Czech Republic has already… Continue reading Czech Republic: The greatest threat to us is Russia, being a champion of hybrid wars, warns General Gray