Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (207)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Mini-nuke debate ramps up in the House. Excellent analysis by Blank of Russian nuclear strategy, that is dangerous, foolish, and guaranteed to spin out of control. BEAR H flight violates Japanese airspace. As Russia descends, the Vozhd’s approval rating seems to also descend. Much on MH17, especially… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (207)

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia is paranoid about propaganda


Joe Uchill Before the 2016 election, Western nations’ worst cyberattack nightmare involved sabotage of the electric grid. Meanwhile, the top digital fear among Russians was propaganda campaigns, according to Lincoln Pigman, an Oxford postgraduate researcher who studies the history of Moscow’s political posture on cybersecurity. Why it matters: The idea for the online information campaign that… Continue reading Russia is paranoid about propaganda

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

How to Get a 146% Election Result


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

#RussiaFail · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Facebook purges more than 500 Russian-led disinformation pages


Facebook is purging Russian propaganda.  A new Russian capability is also confirmed.  Sputnik is now performing work previously done by the Russian troll farm in St. Petersburg, creating fake pages, networks and buying fake political ads.  </end editorial> Facebook continues to play whac-a-mole with propagandists. Daniel Cooper, @danielwcooper “Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior” is such an anodyne way… Continue reading Facebook purges more than 500 Russian-led disinformation pages

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Russian War Story Proven to be a Fabrication


George Winston War propaganda is rampant wherein the popular imagination is considered, and at least for western audiences, it really is only in recent years that war has been portrayed either negatively or realistically, including casualties, loss and the true drama of conflict. While most movies may flub a detail or two for the sake… Continue reading Russian War Story Proven to be a Fabrication

China · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

Patriotic Propaganda In China?


Running a marathon is difficult enough, but being handed a wet flag during the final leg may have caused a Chinese racer to lose the lead.  He Yinli is being both chastised and supported, in that she was closing in on the lead runner when she was handed the Chinese national flag. She wound up… Continue reading Patriotic Propaganda In China?

Information operations · Information Warfare · Journalism

Washington Post, Newsweek, The Hill Using Russian Disinformation Techniques


Many Russian disinformation articles refer to experts or expert agencies to provide validation of a claim. Sometimes the claims are outrageous, sometimes the claims are complete fabrications, and often the claims seem almost legitimate. Until you do a modicum of digging, you know, do good old hardcore research. Apparently, this is what the Washington Post,… Continue reading Washington Post, Newsweek, The Hill Using Russian Disinformation Techniques