Information Warfare · Russia · United States

U.S. Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Russian Influence Campaigns


The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a second public hearing on March 30 connected with its investigation into alleged Russian interference during last year’s presidential election. Republican committee Chairman Richard Burr and ranking Democrat Mark Warner said the hearing will focus on ways that Russia works to influence election campaigns and public opinion. They… Continue reading U.S. Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Russian Influence Campaigns

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Review: Crafting an Information Warfare and Counter-Propaganda Strategy for the Emerging Security Environment


They just finished the hearing on “Crafting an Information Warfare and Counter-Propaganda Strategy for the Emerging Security Environment” by the US House Armed Services Committee. The witnesses were Matt Armstrong, Michael Lumpkin, and Timothy L. Thomas. The video was just posted and is available here: https://armedservices.house.gov/legislation/hearings/crafting-information-warfare-and-counter-propaganda-strategy-emerging-security The only shocker was Lumpkin saying the head of… Continue reading Review: Crafting an Information Warfare and Counter-Propaganda Strategy for the Emerging Security Environment

Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Six Immediate Steps to Stop Putin’s Aggression


The United States has taken no steps in any of these categories.  The US has not committed to backing Ukraine and its NATO allies in defending Ukraine against illegal Russian aggression, a Russian invasion, and Russian infiltration. Ukraine needs lethal aid, first and foremost, with the immediate need for FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles, as Russia has built… Continue reading Six Immediate Steps to Stop Putin’s Aggression

Fake News · Influence · inform and influence activities · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

Fake News, Propaganda and Influence Operations – A Guide To Journalism In A New, And More Chaotic, Media Environment


Tuesday, 14/03/2017 by Anders Hofseth This article was first published in Norwegian on NRKbeta in February 2017 and was translated into English by its author for the Reuters Institute Introduction The media of the world may be facing a crisis more serious than a media economy in free fall, a crisis involving the foundations itself: Trust.… Continue reading Fake News, Propaganda and Influence Operations – A Guide To Journalism In A New, And More Chaotic, Media Environment

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · CounterPropaganda · Propaganda · Russia

Death of truth: when propaganda and ‘alternative facts’ first gripped the world


History stopped in 1936 – after that, there was only propaganda. So said George Orwell of an era when the multiple miseries of the Great Depression were compounded by the ruthless media strategies of Hitler and Stalin Piers Brendon Saturday 11 March 2017 06.00 EST Truth was the first casualty of the Great Depression. Reflecting the… Continue reading Death of truth: when propaganda and ‘alternative facts’ first gripped the world

CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian propaganda foundation functioned under previous Polish gov’t: report


08.03.2017 12:55 A Kremlin-run foundation headed by a former top KGB official was allowed to operate in Poland under the former Civic Platform (PO) government, the Gazeta Polska weekly has said. The Russkij Mir foundation – meaning Russian World – is chaired by Vyacheslav Nikonov, a grandson of Soviet statesman Vyacheslav Molotov, and a former… Continue reading Russian propaganda foundation functioned under previous Polish gov’t: report

Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Information wars: Eastern Ukraine military conflict coverage in the Russian, Ukrainian and U.S. newscasts


Nataliya Roman Wayne Wanta Iuliia Buniak   First Published January 17, 2017 research-article http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1748048516682138 Abstract The war in Eastern Ukraine is happening on the battlefield as well as in the informational realm. The two sides of this military conflict, Russia and Ukraine, are trying to shape public opinion in their own countries as well as… Continue reading Information wars: Eastern Ukraine military conflict coverage in the Russian, Ukrainian and U.S. newscasts