Tag: Kremlin Watch

Study reveals scale of Russian interference in democracies

     

Evidence of the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency’s long-term interference in European politics and elections has been revealed in two new studies. Taken together the findings provide a strong indication of… Read more »

Disinformation vs. ‘new frontier in terms of internet activism’

     

United States officials say they intercepted communications in June showing that Greek-Russian billionaire Ivan Savvidis was working as Russia’s conduit to undermine an agreement between Greece and Macedonia that would… Read more »

‘Digital social contract’ will combat political disinformation

     

Russia has re-ignited its ideological battle with the West by waging a more insidious offensive: intrude on Western democratic processes and meddle in nations’ politics, according to Digital Warfare: Russia’s… Read more »

Counter influence strategies for combating disinformation

     

The potential for Russian hacking of election systems in the 2018 midterm elections has emerged as an urgent and destabilizing issue in the run-up to the U.S. elections, CodaStory reports…. 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 »

Social media, political polarization and disinformation: a review

     

  Social media is neither inherently democratic or undemocratic, “but simply an arena in which political actors — some which may be democratic and some which may be anti-democratic —… Read more »

Democracy and disinformation: Russia will interfere in 2018 elections, say officials

     

Top U.S. national security officials said on Tuesday they had “no doubt” Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections, adding Moscow believes it succeeded in its… 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 »

‘Active measures’ in CEE aim to split society, pollute political discourse

     

  Russian hackers conducted “very active” cyber attacks against institutions in the Czech Republic last year, according to the European Union member’s counter-espionage agency, Bloomberg reports: APT28 is a Russian… Read more »

Ways to neutralize Russia’s disinformation (at least partially)

     

  YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets. A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives. A local news story about two veterans brutally mugged on… Read more »