Information Warfare

Before Trying to Fake Civilian Casualties, You May Want to Make Sure The Cameras Aren’t Rolling…


This video gives you the feel of a set for a movie before the filming starts. Everybody’s in place, but the acting hasn’t started… The main complication in this film is that the camera is already working. A revealing glimpse into Hamas propaganda. If they filmed the burial, I hope they didn’t forget to dig… Continue reading Before Trying to Fake Civilian Casualties, You May Want to Make Sure The Cameras Aren’t Rolling…

Fail · Public Diplomacy

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ-05) Trying To Defund VOA


House Asia Subcommittee chair Matt Salmon, you are now officially on my chit list.  Rep. Salmon Introduces Eighth Shrink our Spending (SOS) Bill to Defund Voice of America  Representative Salmon, I believe in term limits and yours is over. Let’s see, Mr. Congressman.  Two different US Congressmen introduced raw Russian propaganda into Congressional hearings.  Vice… Continue reading Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ-05) Trying To Defund VOA

CounterPropaganda · Fail · Propaganda

Obama Fails to Fight Putin’s Propaganda Machine


“The story of how Obama has failed to fight back against Russian propaganda is a depressingly typical one for this White House: a threat is recognized, then publicly denounced, some activity follows, only to be dropped due to a lack of interest, courage, and follow-through.” By John R. Schindler • 11/05/15 11:56am Since the Kremlin’s… Continue reading Obama Fails to Fight Putin’s Propaganda Machine

Almost · Fail

Note To Self – Do Not React Too Quickly


I just saved myself from a disaster a few seconds ago. I read an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission report and saw the word “Ukrop”, which is a derogatory word Russians use to not-so-subtly insult Ukrainians. Having engaged with Russians trolls for much of the past 18 months, I see Russian trolls constantly and consistently use… Continue reading Note To Self – Do Not React Too Quickly

Cybersecurity

Pentagon Farmed Out Its Coding to Russia


Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC):  “the litigation costs outweigh those of the settlement”. Netcracker, responded with a written statement that it “has cooperated fully with the Department of Justice throughout its review of this matter and explicitly denies liability for any wrongdoing. We have always taken responsible steps to ensure that best practices are deployed when… Continue reading Pentagon Farmed Out Its Coding to Russia

Daesh · ISIS · Islamic State

Catfished! Girls Scam ISIS on Social Media for Travel Money


By Erica Gonzales If you’re low on funds for that big vacation, you could always ask to borrow some, run a Kickstarter campaign … or swindle a couple of Islamic State recruiters. It may not be the safest way to make money, but that’s what three young women from Chechnya, a Russian republic in southeastern Europe,… Continue reading Catfished! Girls Scam ISIS on Social Media for Travel Money

Information operations · Islamic State

Islamic State Fail: Uses Hungarian Porn for Propaganda


The Islamic State used pornography made in Hungary, supposedly to show them raping Sunni Muslim women. The US State Department exposed the fake today via Twitter. The original tweet blamed Western soldiers for the sexual abuse. All kinds of backlash can be made at the expense of the “State of Islam” now. Do I honestly need… Continue reading Islamic State Fail: Uses Hungarian Porn for Propaganda