Category: disinformation

War by Other Means – how Russia’s ‘active measures’ weaponize information

     

Born in the shadowy reaches of the internet, most fake news stories prove impossible to trace to their origin. But researchers at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab excavated the… Read more »

How to counter Russia’s hybrid challenge

     

Russian disinformation is fast-moving, and government efforts tend to be localized and slower than those of the private sector and civil society, according to a new report. Think tanks and… Read more »

Russia’s disinformation campaign exposed in new report

     

Researchers have discovered an extensive international hacking campaign that steals documents from its targets and repackages them as disinformation aimed at undermining civil society and democratic institutions, according to a study released… Read more »

Inside Russia’s social media wars

     

Marrying a hundred years of expertise in influence operations to the new world of social media, Russia may finally have gained the ability it long sought but never fully achieved… Read more »

Six ways to combat Russia’s political jiu-jitsu against democracies

     

  Russia’s information warfare is a form of political jiu-jitsu, reflecting its belief that the simplest way to take down a democracy is to turn its most powerful asset, the open… Read more »

Evidence confirms Russian hackers, fake news targeting Europe’s elections

     

The campaign of the French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by what appear to be the same Russian operatives responsible for previous attacks on elections in Western democracies election,… Read more »

Putin-controlled think-tank crafting information warfare: UK election next?

     

A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin is responsible for crafting the Kremlin’s information warfare against Western democracies, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters. Two… Read more »

Putin’s ‘formidable influence machine’ at work in French poll

     

Russia, or at least its state-controlled news media, has been interfering in the French presidential election, the New York Times reports: Cécile Vaissié, a professor of Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet… Read more »

Western democracies ‘floundering’ in internet clash of ideas?

     

  Russian efforts to influence the French presidential election show that the central aim of the Kremlin’s media outlets and networks is to foment fear and mistrust outside Russia and… Read more »