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“Seen on the Web” (#85) — Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy – 16 September 2017


TABLE OF CONTENTS In the News THE WHITE HOUSE ON CAPITOL HILL      [CSCE Hearing on Russian Propaganda] [Hearing on North Korea] MORE HEADLINES      [Cyber Command] [Election 2016 controversies] Instruments of Informational Power PUBLIC DIPLOMACY LOOKING BACK AT USIA PUBLIC AFFAIRS BROADCASTING INFORMATION OPERATIONS PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS Professional Topics SOCIAL MEDIA ▪ INTERNET CYBER DISINFORMATION ▪… Continue reading “Seen on the Web” (#85) — Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy – 16 September 2017

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Three things you should know about RT and Sputnik


By EU’s East StratCom Task Force RT (Russia Today) and Sputnik are the two foreign language flagships of Russia’s campaign to influence international public opinion. Both outlets present themselves as media that provide alternative views to the mainstream in international news reporting. However, before accepting this premise, three fundamental differences between these outlets and what is… Continue reading Three things you should know about RT and Sputnik

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New website – East Stratcom Task Force


Share Tweet Forward 12 September 2017 *LAUNCH OF NEW WEBSITE* HOMEPAGE The first section is dedicated to the latest news and analysis of pro-Kremlin disinformation. Here, we write about the disinformation campaign in a more problem-focused manner – for example, a particular long-term disinformation campaign targeted at a particular country; new initiatives countering disinformation; political leaders… Continue reading New website – East Stratcom Task Force

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The Daily Vertical: Putin Plays Peacekeeper Games


Brian Whitmore, excerpts: Speaking at the BRICS summit in China, Putin said he would support sending UN troops only to the demarcation line separating the territories held by Moscow’s proxies in eastern Ukraine from the rest of the country. Speaking at the BRICS summit in China, Putin said he would support sending UN troops only… Continue reading The Daily Vertical: Putin Plays Peacekeeper Games

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Russia / Strategy Media Update – 02 September 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting.  </end editorial> Zapad 2017 remains a major theme in the media, with well-considered inputs by NATO and Ukrainian senior officers, and Poroshenko weighing in. CACDS director Badrak observes that Russia has been building up forces and supporting assets to conduct a major war, likely against Ukraine and emphasizes Putin’s need… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 02 September 2017

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Pro-Kremlin Media Spread Disinformation On Zapad 2017 In Lithuania


AUTHOR: Dalia Bankauskaitė   Earlier this month, pro-Kremlin media websites Rubaltic.ru, Ria.ru, Tass.ru and Sputniknews.lt, referring to each other—a ping-pong manipulation technique—reported on the 16 August radio interview of Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis. The interview focused on the forthcoming Zapad 2017 Russia-Belarus military exercises, scheduled for 14-20 September. Karoblis, speaking with independent Lithuanian radio station Ziniu radijas, said that Lithuanian and NATO military… Continue reading Pro-Kremlin Media Spread Disinformation On Zapad 2017 In Lithuania

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Russia Feigns Indignation At Kyiv – NATO Parade With Propaganda


Two days ago, 24 August, was the Ukraine Independence Day. The Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Акт проголошення незалежності України, translit. Akt proholoshennya nezalezhnosti Ukrayiny) was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 24 August 1991.[1] The Act established Ukraine as an independent state. Komsomolskaya Pravda or kp.ru, a daily Russian tabloid (publishes overly sensational headlines), published the following propaganda schlock. In the mother… Continue reading Russia Feigns Indignation At Kyiv – NATO Parade With Propaganda