Category: Information Security

‘Factory of Lies’: Russia’s disinformation strategy and tactics

     

Factory of Lies is the name of a new television documentary introducing a number of journalists who have uncovered the hidden processes of the disinformation campaigns coming from Russia,  EU vs Disinfo reports…. Read more »

Countering Gray Zone Tactics: Russia’s hybrid threats to Western democracies

     

Britain’s MI5 spy chief accused Russia on Monday on attempting to subvert Western democracies by sowing disinformation and spreading lies, Reuters reports. “The Russian state’s now well-practised doctrine of blending… Read more »

Cyber-attacking the civil in civil society

     

In the face of authoritarian foreign influence* operations, the U.S. Congress should support public-private partnerships to tackle the challenge posed by disinformation and abuse of social media platforms, according to… Read more »

EU counter-disinformation efforts ‘in disarray’?

     

Having squandered solidarity in the Skripal case, the EU is fighting Russian propaganda at the same time as its experts fight among themselves about how, Deutsche Welle reports: Jakub Janda,… Read more »

Anatomy of hybrid warfare: how disinformation corrodes democracies

     

  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed contrition for allowing third-party apps to grab the data of its users without their permission and for being “too slow to spot and respond… Read more »

Kremlin must face consequences for interference & disinformation

     

Russia must face far stronger consequences for its electoral interference and disinformation operations, according to Philip Gordon and Robert Blackwill, senior fellows at the Council on Foreign Relations and veterans… Read more »

Russia ‘brazenly assaulting foundations of Western democracy’: how to counter Kremlin’s information warfare

     

The Kremlin-backed Russian Internet Research Agency operated dozens of Twitter accounts masquerading as local American news sources that collectively garnered more than half-a-million followers, Bloomberg’s Selina Wang reports: More than 100… Read more »

Information Disorder: disinformation, democracy and post-truth politics

     

  The European Union will spend €1.1 million on training diplomats to monitor fake news, amid growing alarm on Russian propaganda, EUobserver reports: The funds, as well as related measures… Read more »

Kremlin disinformation to blame for ‘outrageous’ move against Browder?

     

A critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly had his visa revoked by the State Department, according to multiple reports, The Hill reports. British citizen Bill Browder [left] tweeted… Read more »

How to stop Russian propaganda winning the information war

     

The Russians who posed as Americans on Facebook last year tried on quite an array of disguises. There was “Defend the 2nd,” a Facebook page for gun-rights supporters, festooned with… Read more »