#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

Information Warfare · Russia

Sputnik Attempts To Belittle The EU East Stratcom Task Force. Emphasis On Attempt.


Thank you, Sputnik, for providing my laugh track for this evening. I am quite certain that Sputnik has been “chomping at the bit”, waiting for an opportunity to try to smear the EU’s East Stratcom team. Contrary to the article, Strategic Communications is not a term used by only “US and NATO analytical think tanks”, although… Continue reading Sputnik Attempts To Belittle The EU East Stratcom Task Force. Emphasis On Attempt.

Humor

Fake, Bogus, Spoof, Parody Sputnik “International” Account


Yo.  My baseball cap is on at a weird angle, my fingers are held in gang signs and I’s speaking at chu. I was had. I fell for it. I got punked. Immediately after i published “What’s Wrong With Sputnik International?” one close friend told me, via Facebook, “that twitter account is a spoof”. Just a few… Continue reading Fake, Bogus, Spoof, Parody Sputnik “International” Account

Russia

Noam Chomsky: Western Media Is Still ‘Manufacturing Consent’


Nobody disagrees with Noam Chomsky saying that Western Media manufactures consent. That is, of course, their job. They cover the news, most media try to be objective, present all sides of a situation, and the readers base their takeaway or their decision on the facts and arguments of the article.  If it is a wise reader, they… Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Western Media Is Still ‘Manufacturing Consent’

Propaganda · Russia

“What do US residents think about the police using weapons to defend the public?”


One of Russian propaganda’s goals is to help divide the United States. This so-called poll by Sputnik attempts to do just that. This was posted by Sputnik on Facebook and is intended to incite emotions, pro and con. There is only one slight teensy, weensy problem.  It’s fake.  A fraud.   There is no way in… Continue reading “What do US residents think about the police using weapons to defend the public?”