CounterPropaganda · EU · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

A Europe that Protects: The EU steps up action against disinformation


The plan has four key areas:  Improved detection Coordinated response Online platforms and industry Raising awareness and empowering citizens The EU is raising its budget for support from €1.9 million in 2018 to €5 million in 2019.  Member countries are expected to increase their support commensurately.  The entire document is worth a read to see exactly… Continue reading A Europe that Protects: The EU steps up action against disinformation

#RussiaFail · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

IW: Ties between Germany and Russia enter new chill


Despite the rape of the 13-year-old Russian-German girl, named only as Lisa F,  being disproven, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov raised the incident during a talk with his German counterpart, Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.  Many analysts consider the incidentLisa F fake rape a Russian staged provocation to further undermine the German government and stir up… Continue reading IW: Ties between Germany and Russia enter new chill

EU · Propaganda · Russia · Sputnik

The EU’s Anti-Russian Propaganda Effort Is Falling Apart


Anytime Sputnik, let alone any Russian propaganda outlet, demonizes any Western counter-propaganda effort, you know it is getting beneath Russia’s skin. It is successful. East StratCom, the EU’s tiny counter to the massive Russian propaganda machine, must be really ticking off Sputnik.  I want to laugh.  Guffaw and chortle. Sputnik, why are you getting your… Continue reading The EU’s Anti-Russian Propaganda Effort Is Falling Apart

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The Dog That Finally Barked? Separatism and Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine


Kremlin Targets Sleepy Corner of Europe with Hybrid Tactics BY EMMET C. TUOHY  A sign informs motorists of entering the territory of the autonomous Moldovan province Gagauzia, March, 27, 2014. Russia has just offered a lifeline for the winemakers of Gagauzia, an autonomous region of Moldova whose leaders do not agree with the country’s push… Continue reading The Dog That Finally Barked? Separatism and Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine

Propaganda · Russia

EU could launch European TV channel to combat ‘aggressive’ Russian propaganda


KASHMIRA GANDER  Thursday 01 January 2015 The UK is among European Union (EU) member states to have informally backed a Russian-language TV station run by the bloc, to combat “very aggressive” propaganda in Russian media, according a senior Latvian politician. The European TV channel would feature entertainment as well as “very factually accurate news”, and… Continue reading EU could launch European TV channel to combat ‘aggressive’ Russian propaganda