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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (154)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> It does indeed appear that the Muscovy propaganda machine is heading into another “epic fail” week. Early Sunday the Russian MoD released a public statement putting all of the blame for the loss of the COOT upon Israel, exactly fitting  Felgenhauer’s comparison to the Kursk SSGN disaster, where internal… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (154)

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Chinese spies attempted to bribe members of Germany’s Bundestag for information


China tried to spy on German parliament — report Chinese spies attempted to bribe members of Germany’s Bundestag for information in the form of “analyses,” German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday. The newspaper suggests that Chinese agents were using fake social media profiles — already networked with several members of the German parliament — to contact German… Continue reading Chinese spies attempted to bribe members of Germany’s Bundestag for information

Germany · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Beastly News: Deutsche Welle Launches Russian Satirical Show


This should be interesting, seeing as it is illegal in Russia to make fun of their politicians. </end editorial> By EU vs Disinfo Bored with politics? Tired of all the bad news on TV? If you are a Russian speaker, Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle may have just what you need: Zapovednik, a new Russian-language satirical show… Continue reading Beastly News: Deutsche Welle Launches Russian Satirical Show

Germany · Information operations · Information Warfare

Update on German Elections


Useful backdrop on the allegedly “absent” Russian proxies/bots during the German election. </end editorial> 27. September 2017 By Richard Allan, VP Public Policy EMEA, Facebook Ireland There’s been great interest in the role of the internet in the German elections last weekend. Now that the campaign is over, we want to give you an update on… Continue reading Update on German Elections

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Russia / Strategy Media Update (317) – 26 September 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. I was completely blown away by the amount of imagery available that clearly shows North Korean air defenses.  At one point, when the Sturmgewehr was discovered on the Kalashnikov statue, I was going to do an ‘exposè’ on the obvious ripoff of Schmeisser’s design. Besides, he was captured by the… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update (317) – 26 September 2017

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Real-time tracking system measures Russian interference in German elections


Putin backs the far right, according to DC-based Alliance for Securing Democracy, which is using a new ‘dashboard’ to expose ‘online influence networks’ aimed at German voters By JULIE MASISSeptember 24, 2017 The Russians are actively promoting Germany’s far-right political party in today’s national elections, according to a Twitter tracking service set up by Laura Rosenberger, co-director of… Continue reading Real-time tracking system measures Russian interference in German elections

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Merkel braced for Russian cyber-attack as German election looms


 What really caught my eye in this article is a reference to “The Sputnik Report”, ordered by Angela Merkel.  After the incident, Merkel commissioned the German secret services to investigate Russian ­activities in the country. The result is the so-called Sputnik report, an exhaustive document seen only by a small cadre of top officials. A… Continue reading Merkel braced for Russian cyber-attack as German election looms