Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

What the Romans did for us: on the age-old art of propaganda


JEMIMAH STEINFELD 16 June 2017 People see propaganda as a modern problem – manipulation by mass media. But the story is far older, and the tactics are timeless. While the game has moved on, the rules remain the same. The EU’s police agency, Europol, recently revealed evidence that Isis is creating its own social media… Continue reading What the Romans did for us: on the age-old art of propaganda

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Calls for open data adjudicator to combat ‘disinformation’


As I read this article, I could not shake the feeling that Professor Stephan Lewandowsky wants to withhold data in order to prevent dissenting or opposing opinions from being developed from the originator’s data. Yes, that may include for political use, and he cites tobacco studies as an example of misuse.  “I think we’re entitled… Continue reading Calls for open data adjudicator to combat ‘disinformation’

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

How Moscow hijacked the history of Kyivan Rus’


Notice this essay was first published in 2011, republished in 2014, and, furthermore, Russia keeps trying, today, to hijack Ukraine history.  The central point is that much of early Russian “history” has been fabricated for propaganda purposes – the notion of alternate realities has deep roots in Russia. Posting Eupedia maps – Moscow region is… Continue reading How Moscow hijacked the history of Kyivan Rus’

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Washington Post Accused Of Peddling Palestinian Propaganda


I must say, if all else, this article makes one wonder at the inherent bias of the Washington Post. I took a look through the stories the blogger mentions and I can understand his perspective. I cannot disagree.  I then reviewed various reports from the Washington Post, through the years, and again, the overall bias… Continue reading Washington Post Accused Of Peddling Palestinian Propaganda

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Putin’s Latest ‘Hybrid’ Move Against Russia’s Opposition Media


News in the section ‘Context’ are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used by the Russian government in its information war. May 21, 2017 – 23:47 Context By Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia Earlier this week, Vladimir Putin had a meeting with… Continue reading Putin’s Latest ‘Hybrid’ Move Against Russia’s Opposition Media

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Turkey

Ankara Summons U.S. Ambassador In Dispute Over Washington Brawl


Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador on May 22 to protest what it called the “aggressive and unprofessional actions” of U.S. authorities against the bodyguards of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Washington last week. The move prompted a rebuke from the U.S. State Department, which said the conduct of the Turkish security personnel… Continue reading Ankara Summons U.S. Ambassador In Dispute Over Washington Brawl

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Pravda Tells A Doozy Of A Lie


Pravda means “Truth” in Russian.   But not according to their latest published fib. Actually, fib is too generous a word, it is a bold, blatant, absolutely boldly fabricated lie.  A doozy! Just published in the last 30 minutes, I almost couldn’t believe the story when I clicked on it. “New secret documents hold Ukraine… Continue reading Pravda Tells A Doozy Of A Lie