Category: disinformation

Democracies should prepare for long fight against Russian disinformation

     

  Russia carries out and encourages ‘active measures’ in Europe to destabilize and confuse governments and societies. But these are often opportunistic and shaped by local conditions, says analyst  Mark… Read more »

Russia’s refined disinfo ops keep it ahead of the West

     

  Russia’s continued refinement of its information operations may keep it ahead of the United States, according to a new analysis, Russia’s Improved Information Operations: From Georgia to Crimea. “One… Read more »

How to stop ceding propaganda war to Russia

     

The United States has recently been ridiculed for losing the ongoing information war, and has fallen victim to successive propaganda and disinformation campaigns orchestrated by Russia without a significant response. Given Russia’s… Read more »

Russia’s active measures toolbox used to ‘break apart’ Western democracies

     

The Obama administration received multiple warnings from national security officials between 2014 and 2016 that the Kremlin was ramping up its intelligence operations and building disinformation networks it could use… Read more »

Hybrid warfare: ‘squelching Internet freedom’

     

Russia has breathed new life into the concept of war by other means. Using an increasingly diverse array of tactics, conventional and otherwise, the country has deftly wielded its political… Read more »

Germany resisting Russia’s fake news war on vulnerable Europe

     

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s concern is not just the Russian media outlets that spread disinformation, says Simon Hegelich, a professor of political science at the Technical University of Munich. It… Read more »

Russian propaganda and disinformation operations: domestic and cross-border drivers

     

 Two new laws in Russia jeopardize the privacy and security of internet users and aim to further control Russians’ freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today: The legislation, signed… Read more »

Clash of Narratives: disinformation vital to eight phases of Russia’s hybrid warfare

     

Ever since the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Western capitals have been alarmed at Russia’s hybrid warfare campaigns, notes analyst Kaan Sahin. Germany in particular had already… Read more »