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On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”


I just read a moving article.  It was heartfelt, emotionally evocative, and for someone not conversant in Russian Information Warfare, convincing.  I was sent the entire article by a close friend.   This is my review of “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits“.   While the article contains quite a few very good points, to… Continue reading On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”

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On Russian TV, the British Embassy in Moscow Vanishes – and is Replaced by a Church


Friday, June 15, 2018 Paul Goble Staunton, June 15 – In a measure of both the progress video technology has made and the regress Russia has under Vladimir Putin, Moscow’s First Channel at the time of its broadcast of the opening of the World Cup photoshopped a clip so that the British embassy in the… Continue reading On Russian TV, the British Embassy in Moscow Vanishes – and is Replaced by a Church

Information operations · Russia · cyberwar · Information Warfare

GCHQ boss calls out Russia for ‘industrial scale disinformation’


Kremlin ‘blurring boundaries between criminal and state activity’ – director By John Leyden12 Apr 2018 at 15:46 GCHQ‬ boss Jeremy Fleming has hailed the success of a cyber-offensive against ISIS last year and warned of the growing threat posed by Russia. During a wide-ranging speech at the CyberUK conference in Manchester on Thursday morning, Fleming said a cyber operation last… Continue reading GCHQ boss calls out Russia for ‘industrial scale disinformation’

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Propaganda as a drug – even for Putin’s Russia


March 30, 2018 – 23:18 By Kseniya Kirillova, for Defencereport Recently, Russian propaganda has committed another abomination against the dissident Ilya Yashinand his elderly grandmother. The camera crew “Life” broke into a nursing home, where the sick 84-year-old woman lived, and, having written down several of her comments, wrote a story directed against her grandson based on these comments.… Continue reading Propaganda as a drug – even for Putin’s Russia

Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral


This article is the new standard by which other articles on information warfare will be judged.  This article is being cited, already, as the ” detailed analysis of the computational propaganda campaign” on #ReleaseTheMemo.  It would be good to read this entire article and consider modeling future analysis in a similar fashion.  Kudos to Molly McKew. </end editorial>… Continue reading How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral

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

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

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