Tag: active measures

Building democratic resilience against weaponized disinformation

     

Social media and the Internet pose an acute threat to democracy, but probably not in the way that most people assume, says a leading expert. Many people believe that the… Read more »

On the Offensive: A Strategy to Combat Russian Information Warfare

     

Moscow continues to wage an offensive information campaign designed, in the words of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, to “weaken and divide the United States,” argues Seth G. Jones,… Read more »

Russian disinformation ‘a major concern’: voter confidence in democratic process ‘taking a hit’

     

Russia Today, the Kremlin’s English language news network, is a “major concern”, the UK’s culture secretary said today, while calling on public broadcasters to defend democracy in the face of… Read more »

How the Kremlin wages hybrid warfare

     

One of the greatest challenges facing democracies is “how to deal with authoritarian states that use the West’s democratic norms and institutions against itself, attempting to take advantage of, and… Read more »

What do we know about the Russian cyber ops playbook?

     

  For Russia, cyber-operations are a subset of overall information warfare and a way to integrate hacking seamlessly into influence campaigns, according to Ryan C. Maness, an assistant professor in the Defense… Read more »

Russian disinformation distorts American and European democracy

     

The use of disinformation—“active measures”, in the KGB jargon* of Vladimir Putin’s professional past—to weaken the West was a constant of Soviet policy, one that the would-be victims fought back… Read more »

A new front in Russia’s information warfare? Validity of Western democracy is primary target

     

  Russia is working on defensive measures to prepare for possible new sanctions from the United States and other countries, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, Reuters reports: U.S. and EU… Read more »

Re-active measures: defending the West from Russian disinformation

     

Most internet users today take for granted their ability to instantly retrieve information and communicate across an open and secure, globalized web, notes Will Wright, a program officer for Russia… Read more »

Disinformation vs. democracy: how to ‘Shatter The House Of Mirrors’

     

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is engaged in a well-financed and determined campaign to undermine democratic political and social institutions as well as international alliances, and to remove resistance to Russia’s foreign… Read more »