Though the headline focuses on Mueller’s investigation, I urge you, gentle reader, to take a wider view when contemplating Russian election interference. We know Russia interfered in the US 2016 election. We know Russia used Facebook and other ads, social media, Wikileaks, and hacking. We know Russia actively influenced multiple fringe groups to protest, to… Continue reading US’ Mueller investigation is finished. Russia’s election meddling continues.
Share Tweet Forward 28 March 2019 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* A (Kremlin) Star Is Born Christmas came early for the Kremlin this year in the form of Vasiliy Prozorov, an alleged defector from Ukraine’s state security service, who is zealously promoting all manner of conspiracy theories about his homeland. In Russia, where he is currently taking… Continue reading EU East StratCom Task Force: A (Kremlin) Star is Born – Disinformation Review
Russia considers Jehovah’s Witnesses a criminal organization and treats them as such. This is religious persecution of the first degree, and it is state-sanctioned. From Newsweek,WHY IS VLADIMIR PUTIN’S RUSSIA SO AFRAID OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES? The Russian Supreme Court maintains that the country needs to be protected from disloyal religious fanatics. “Disloyal”. In other words,… Continue reading Russian Religious Persecution: ‘Electric Shocks, Suffocation’: Jehovah’s Witnesses Say Russian Police Tortured Church Members
The language is clear, but the purpose appears to be studiously avoided. Russia is awash in fake news, conspiracy theories, and outlandish stories. The more bizarre the better, it seems. Entire scenarios are built around a fabricated accusation and published on Cont.ws, LiveJournal or on one of the hundreds of blog and faux-news sites. If… Continue reading Russia Proposes To Outlaw Fake News Or The Emperor Has No Clothes
Illegal armed formations attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, twice from 00:00 to 18:00 Kyiv time on Friday, February 1, no casualties have been reported. “Members of the Joint Forces have not suffered from criminal attacks by the Russian occupation forces,” the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said on Facebook… Continue reading Russia-led forces attack Ukrainian army positions in Donbas twice on Friday
Russian propaganda is often laughable, if it wasn’t so serious. Even worse, Russian people and Russian trolls believe it and circulate it widely. </end editorial> 30 January 2019 A new whistleblower has now emerged from inside a Russian state media organisation. This time it is Leonid Krivenkov, a former camera operator on the state TV… Continue reading How to Get a 146% Election Result
January 21, 2019 – 17:33 Russian propagandist media are once again circulating new fakes on the theme of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 which was shot down over Russian separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all passengers and crew on board. This time, Russia’s Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolai Vinnichenko told the pro-Kremlin news service RIA Novosti … Continue reading Fake: No Evidence of Russian Involvement in MH17 Crash