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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’

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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

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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

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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