Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (99)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Maidan shootings started five years ago On this day five years ago, the most tragic stage of the Revolution of Dignity began in Ukraine. </end editorial> Reports the Russian GLCM displayed publicly was not the nuclear-capable 9M729 / SSC-8. Russians claim further testing of the nuclear powered 9M730 Burevestnik… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (99)

CounterPropaganda · Disinformation · Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The DCMS report is excellent – very thorough and very incisive. It should be a template for other democracies to deal with foreign and inappropriate domestic meddling in elections and politics. No less importantly it deals with many serious privacy issues as yet not addressed in legislation.… Continue reading Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · UK · United Kingdom

UK: Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report


This report SHOULD make a significant dent in Russian social media meddling. </end editorial> Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report Contents Contents Summary 1 Introduction and background 2 Regulation and the role, definition and legal liability of tech companies Definitions Online harms and regulation The new Centre for Data Ethics and algorithms Legislation in Germany and France… Continue reading UK: Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Newsweek: Russian Trolls Promoted Anti-Vaccination Propaganda That May Have Caused Measles Outbreak, Researcher Claims


The significant jump in Measles cases in the United States since Russian trolls began their surge in 2013/2014 is significant.  While not directly attributable, it is fairly clear that Russian trolls contributed to the anti-vaxxers. From When Was the Last Measles Death in the United States? Note of caution:  I can’t even certify that the source, Vaxopedia, wasn’t… Continue reading Newsweek: Russian Trolls Promoted Anti-Vaccination Propaganda That May Have Caused Measles Outbreak, Researcher Claims

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Venezuela

Russian duplicity in Venezuela


17 Feb 2019 07:55PM Russia’s Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela’s PDVSA: source Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of the bank falling under U.S. sanctions, a Gazprombank source told Reuters on Sunday. MOSCOW: Russian lender Gazprombank… Continue reading Russian duplicity in Venezuela

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (98)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. It appears Russia is deliberately provoking a Ukrainian response with aggressive racetracks by combat aircraft and the open display of prohibited weapons along the contact line. </end editorial> UK SECDEF Williamson evidently getting under Muscovy’s skin. Muscovian INF theatrics continue. Wagner PMC widow denied benefits and complaining. Shevchenko on… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (98)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Venezuela

Venezuela Meltdown Update (15)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Firehose persists, the Branson aid concert becoming the latest target. Yet to be confirmed reports that military leaders negotiating with the opposition. USAF C-17s arrive in Colombia carrying aid. UAWire – Kremlin: Russia’s goal is to prevent a ‘color’ revolution in Venezuela Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov,… Continue reading Venezuela Meltdown Update (15)