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Don’t Buy the Reports About Russia’s Scary E-Weapons


  Like most reports from Russia about their ‘capabilities’, this article in Popular Mechanics exposes the article by the Sun as pure fluffed-up horse ca-ca propaganda. In the report, Russians recall the story of a Russian plane buzzing the USS Cook in the Black Sea in 2014.  ‘They incapacitated the entire ship, all the electronic… Continue reading Don’t Buy the Reports About Russia’s Scary E-Weapons

CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Event: NATO in the Disinformation Age: Understanding the Threat


12 April 2017 NATO in the Disinformation Age: Understanding the Threat A Seminar with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence. Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ***Location: Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara, 1 Krogus Street, Riga, LV-1048, Latvia***   In today’s information… Continue reading Event: NATO in the Disinformation Age: Understanding the Threat

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

How the alt-right brought #SyriaHoax to America


Tracing the “false flag” claim back to a pro-Assad website Diagram of how the “false flag” claim spread. US President Donald Trump’s decision to launch strikes against Syria in the wake of a major chemical weapons attack provoked outrage from the far-right groups who were his most aggressive supporters. As rumors of the impending strikes broke,… Continue reading How the alt-right brought #SyriaHoax to America

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” – March 30, 2017


This is a compilation of news, articles, essays, and reports on strategic communications, Public Diplomacy, public affairs, U.S. government international broadcasting, and information operations.  The editorial intent is to: share with busy practitioners the academic and policy ferment in Public Diplomacy and related fields from long speeches, testimonies, and articles, flag the portions that bear… Continue reading Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” – March 30, 2017

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Fakes, Bots, and Blockings in Armenia by Russia


April 02, 2017 – 16:37 Context A snapshot of online manipulation on the eve of a parliamentary vote Source: Twitter. Accounts posting the same wording and image ahead of the Armenian election Armenians go to the polls on April 2 for the first election under a new law which marks the transition towards a parliamentary… Continue reading Fakes, Bots, and Blockings in Armenia by Russia

CounterPropaganda · ISIL · ISIS · Islamic State · Propaganda

What I Learned from Reading the Islamic State’s Propaganda Instruction Manual


By Charlie Winter Sunday, April 2, 2017, 10:00 AM Photo Credit: Islamic State Salahuddin Province via Charlie Winter and Jihadology Editor’s Note: The Islamic State has long issued a steady torrent of sophisticated propaganda to demonize its enemies, inspire its followers, and advance its cause in general. How does the Islamic State think about its… Continue reading What I Learned from Reading the Islamic State’s Propaganda Instruction Manual