Tag: Ben Nimmo

Troll state: Russia’s disinformation campaign ‘follows familiar script’

     

OUTGOING NATIONAL security adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday became the latest senior Trump administration official to publicly warn that Western governments, including his own, are not doing enough to deter Russia’s “sustained… Read more »

UK and Russia waging ‘fast and furious’ information warfare

     

Blogging platform Tumblr has deleted 84 accounts it says Russian propagandists used to spread disinformation during the 2016 US election, the BBC reports: The accounts are believed to have been… Read more »

Total information warfare an ‘existential threat’ to Western pluralism

     

In a “shocking new report,” the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is warning that the spread of disinformation online poses an existential threat to “Western democratic pluralism,” according to The… 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 »

Russian political meddling documented in 27 countries

     

  Russia has meddled in the affairs of at least 27 European and North American countries since 2004 with interference that ranges from cyberattacks to disinformation campaigns, according to an analysis by… 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 »

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 »

Kremlin disinformation: dismiss, distort, distract, and dismay – at home and abroad

     

While Russia is employing active measures and perpetuating disinformation abroad, it is also using allegations of fake news to silence domestic critics and analysts who query the official ideological narrative…. 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 »