Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Another Russian Conspiracy Theory Being Pushed


A senior member of the Russian Foreign Ministry just pushed a link to a conspiracy theory, which is an unbelievable stretch of the imagination. Scandal in the US: Marine Corps disembarked at the CIA headquarters Hal Turner writes, According to people living near Langley, a large Marine Corps arrived on Saturday at the headquarters of… Continue reading Another Russian Conspiracy Theory Being Pushed

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This week on Russian TV: Theresa May targeted after stating that Russia weaponises information


Russian smear tactics in the forefront.  If you can’t fight the message, attack the messenger.   Following British Prime Minister’s very public, very loud, and very damning accusations against Russian Information Warfare, Russia is responding by attacking her.   </end editorial> 20 November 2017 By EU Disinfo Task Force Theresa May warnings over Russia dismissed On November… Continue reading This week on Russian TV: Theresa May targeted after stating that Russia weaponises information

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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.

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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

CounterPropaganda · Hungary · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Russia Today and Hungary


Russia is building its presence throughout the world, hoping to ‘sell’ Russia.  I’m surprised that RT did not fund such an effort in Hungary in 2014, when their budget increased significantly.   It’s good to see that Hungary keeps track of RT. There appears to be a trust issue. Pourquoi? </end editorial> September 26, 2017 4:04 pm·… Continue reading Russia Today and Hungary

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Russia, Smarting From Morgan Freeman Video, Attacks The Messenger


In my last post I stated normal Russian tactics for dealing with highly effective rhetoric. Russian official strategy whenever confronted: Deny, deny, deny Attack the messenger Attack the message Say “we have nukes” For today’s lesson, boys and girls, please identify what the Kremlin is doing here: “Is Morgan Freeman Stressed Out? The Kremlin Thinks So”… Continue reading Russia, Smarting From Morgan Freeman Video, Attacks The Messenger

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Kremlin Says It Doesn’t Know Who Buys Political Ads on Facebook


Quote: “We don’t know who places ads on Facebook or how” “Russia was never involved in this.” “[W]e have never heard about this.” Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, said on a conference call, as quoted by state-run RIA Novosti news agency.  Russian official strategy whenever confronted: Deny, deny, deny Attack the messenger Attack the message Say “we have… Continue reading Kremlin Says It Doesn’t Know Who Buys Political Ads on Facebook