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Russian Olympic official says doping whistleblower should be executed


This article indicates the level of effort Russia will put forth to ensure that their Olympic team does not cheat.   Russia, however, lives in the world of cheating. If a Russian official is not lying, cheating, or stealing, something must be amiss.  In this case, the whistleblower impeded a doping effort by the Russian Olympic committee… Continue reading Russian Olympic official says doping whistleblower should be executed

Free Press · Freedom of Journalism · Freedom of the Press · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Radio Free Europe receives notification of possible registration as foreign agent in Russia


Well, that didn’t take long.   Actually, “possible registration”. You know it’s coming, he knows it’s coming, the only person that doesn’t know it’s not coming is…  I dunno.  This tit for tat game that Russia is playing is growing tiresome.  The problem is that each time Russia retaliates it suffers more than anyone else. Russia… Continue reading Radio Free Europe receives notification of possible registration as foreign agent in Russia

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Co-opting discontent: Russian propaganda in the Bulgarian media


MILENA IAKIMOVA DIMITAR VATSOV 18 October 2017 IN English PUBLISHED 18 OCTOBER 2017 Original in Bulgarian Translation by Katerina Popova First published in Critique & Humanism, vol. 47, No. 1/2017 (Bulgarian version); Eurozine (English version) Contributed by Critique & Humanism © Dimitar Vatsov / Milena Iakimova / Critique & Humanism / Eurozine Russian propaganda co-opts western grassroots criticism… Continue reading Co-opting discontent: Russian propaganda in the Bulgarian media

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.


By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE OCT. 23, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — When the state-backed Russian news channel RT became the first news organization to surpass one billion views on YouTube in 2013, it marked the achievement with a retrospective of its most popular videos and a special guest — one of the Google-owned site’s senior executives. Robert Kyncl, a YouTube… Continue reading Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk


October 20, 2017 By Bellingcat Investigation Team On October 19, 2017, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Dutch-led criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Ukraine, published a new photograph Buk 332, the Russian Buk missile launcher that downed MH17 on July 17, 2014. Buk 332, previously identified by Bellingcat as ‘Buk… Continue reading New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk

Information operations · Information Warfare · Poland · Russia

Expelled Russian contributed to information warfare against Poland: expert


More coal for the fire exposing Russian global efforts of Information Warfare.  The effort by Russia to destabilize, sow chaos and dissent, and undermine Western democracy seems to grow by the minute.   Yet the United States does practically nothing.  </end editorial> 17.10.2017 13:15 A Russian who was recently expelled from Poland was not a spy… Continue reading Expelled Russian contributed to information warfare against Poland: expert

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia’s troll factory also paid for 100 activists in the US


This is one of those times where it is really useful to check the original Russian article. “Troll Factory” spent about $ 2.3 million to work in the US RBC.ru Right away we have three very relevant new disclosures Glavnets, the Troll Factory, hired up to 100 activists to work inside the US Glavnets paid for… Continue reading Russia’s troll factory also paid for 100 activists in the US