Category: INFORMATION WARFARE

Inside Google’s AI-powered war on trolls

     

Mass harassment online has proved so effective that it’s emerging as a weapon of repressive governments, notes analyst Andy Greenberg. In late 2014, Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro reported on Russia’s… Read more »

What is Putin up to in Ukraine?

     

Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine are reflected in their media, with claims that both sides are trying to take advantage of alleged Ukrainian armed incursions in Crimea, the BBC… Read more »

Kremlin ‘making forays into field of democracy assistance’

     

The hack of the U.S. Democratic National Committee emails, now widely attributed to Russian intelligence, has set off a political earthquake in the United States, notes Eugene Rumer, a former… Read more »

Winning the Information War: Techniques and Counter-Strategies to Russian Propaganda

     

  As revisionist, autocratic states like Russia sharpen their use—and abuse—of disinformation, liberal democracies are failing to keep pace, says a new report by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the… Read more »

Putin’s ‘prelude to a purge’?

     

  The arrest on June 24th of Nikita Belykh (above), the liberal-minded governor of the Kirovsk region, was headline news on Russian state television. It even preceded the report on… Read more »

China, Russia ‘reshaping the rules of the game’ on media, elections, civil society

     

U.S  policy towards Russia should be “based on a hard calculation of national interests and an unsentimental, non-ideological assessment of how Russia might help us advance or thwart our goals,”… Read more »

Brexit would bolster Russia’s geopolitical narratives

     

On balance, a British withdrawal from the EU would bolster Russia’s preferred geopolitical narratives and make it more difficult for the West to counter Russian power plays, argues James Nixey,… Read more »