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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

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RT wants to spread Moscow’s propaganda here. Let’s treat it that way.


It should register as an agent of a foreign government. By James Kirchick September 20 James Kirchick is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.” Last week, the Russian government-funded cable network RT announced that its American arm had been asked by the Justice… Continue reading RT wants to spread Moscow’s propaganda here. Let’s treat it that way.

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Russia, Smarting From Morgan Freeman Video, Responds Via “In The Now” And Fails


I love how Russia responds to the American press, using “In the Now” as a weapon in their Information Warfare kit bag. “In the Now” is an English language Russian program put out by RT and hosted by Anissa Naouai.  Anissa is an American now working in Moscow and has hosted this program on RT since 2009,… Continue reading Russia, Smarting From Morgan Freeman Video, Responds Via “In The Now” And Fails

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Why Americans Keep Falling For Russian Propaganda


September 13, 2017 Patryk Babiracki from The Washington Post The Soviets lost the Cold War partly because of their crude propaganda. But the Kremlin learned its historical lesson. The recent news about Facebook selling ads during the 2016 election to a Russian troll farm and Russia creating fake online Americans to push anti-Hillary Clinton propaganda show… Continue reading Why Americans Keep Falling For Russian Propaganda