Corruption · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Editor-in-chief of Krasnoyarsk local anti-corruption newspaper shot dead


Yet another case of an attack against a journalist responsible for exposing Russian crime and corruption.  This appears to be an acceptable crime in Russia.  “A criminal” will probably “be caught” after an impossibly swift investigation.  </end editorial> The murder of Dmitry Popkov might be job-related since the newspaper where he worked had published articles on… Continue reading Editor-in-chief of Krasnoyarsk local anti-corruption newspaper shot dead

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus


 I include the first half of the article here, to drive traffic to the Citizen Lab website.  Excellent report, excellent investigation, excellent details! </end editorial> May 25, 2017 Categories: Adam Hulcoop, John Scott-Railton, Matt Brooks, Reports and Briefings, Ron Deibert By: Adam Hulcoop, John Scott-Railton, Peter Tanchak, Matt Brooks, and Ron Deibert Read Citizen Lab… Continue reading Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus

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 · Russia

Discord In Moscow’s Disinformation Machine


Sputnik responded to a legal threat here.  “Sputnik has faced pushback in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia,” which indicates there is a modicum of responsibility somewhere within the propaganda outlet. “Lawfare” works, therefore, pitting attornies against propaganda.  The charges were defamation, perhaps libel and slander, more specific charges, would work. Is there a… Continue reading Discord In Moscow’s Disinformation Machine

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

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Mexican Mob Lynches Russian ‘Nazi’ in Cancun


 Russia.  Spreading good will and cheer, all over the globe. Not.  </end editorial> Avowed Nazi sympathizer Aleksei Makeev made himself a nuisance online in Mexico. People who have no faith in police responded with mob justice. ANDREA NOEL 05.21.17 11:00 AM ET MEXICO CITY—“Kill him! Kill him! Kill him,” chanted a mob of roughly 100… Continue reading Mexican Mob Lynches Russian ‘Nazi’ in Cancun

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Ukrainian Facebook audience grew by 35% after blocking of Russian social networks.


20.05.17 11:28 After the providers began blocking access to Russian social media, the Ukrainian Facebook audience grew by about 35% per day. Also, the audience of Ukrainian portals i.ua and ukr.net has grown significantly. Censor.NET reports citing the marketing research conducted by TNS KANTAR. “Analysis of TNS KANTAR CMeter data for the second day after… Continue reading Ukrainian Facebook audience grew by 35% after blocking of Russian social networks.