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Russia

Rus­sia is a pro­lif­ic actor in the influ­ence oper­a­tions space. It is par­tic­u­lar­ly well known for its attempts to inter­fere in the elec­tions of demo­c­ra­t­ic coun­tries, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the Unit­ed States. Most of its influ­ence oper­a­tions appear to be con­duct­ed via cyber activities.

July 8th, 2021 17:26
Russian TV Claims Americans Want To Move To Russia To Escape US School Curriculum
US media has published a report on further Russian attempts to further capitalize on the recent growing controversy in the US over so-called “Critical Race Theory.”  According to the Daily...
July 6th, 2021 13:22
Suspected Russian Actors Target Far-Right US Audiences On Alternative Platforms
Graphika, a US firm specializing in online disinformation, is reporting that actors linked to Russian disinformation operations are targeting American far-right audiences on alternative online platforms. According to the Graphika...
June 28th, 2021 15:26
RT Jumps Into Growing Fray Over “Critical Race Theory” In The US
The Russian TV channel known as RT (formerly Russia Today) has jumped into the growing controversy in the US over so-called “Critical Race Theory” or CRT. The RT article defends Christopher...
June 28th, 2021 13:42
German Authorities Prepare For Foreign Influence Operations Ahead Of Federal Elections
German media is reporting that German authorities are preparing against foreign influence operations, cyber attacks, and disinformation campaigns ahead of federal elections in September. According to a FAZ report: May...
June 1st, 2021 12:56
Russia’s Covid-19 Disinformation Aimed At Destabilizing US While Chinese Effort Promotes China’s Reputation, Report Argues
The RAND Corporation, a US think tank, has published a study examining Russian and Chinese Covid-19-related ‘malign and subversive information efforts’ targeting US audiences in the first half of 2020....
May 31st, 2021 12:32
US Muslim Brotherhood Group Celebrates Decision In Georgia Free Speech Case Involving Former Russian State-Sponsored Media Journalist
The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has welcomed what it calls a major victory in their lawsuit against Georgia’s Israel boycott law after a federal district...
May 27th, 2021 16:27
Pro-Russian Media Targets Annual NATO Exercises/Ukraine
The Atlantic Council’s DFRLab is reporting that pro-Kremlin media outlets are using the tense situation at the Russian-Ukrainian border to spread narratives targeting the annual NATO exercises along with Ukraine....
May 27th, 2021 12:41
Russia-Linked PR Agency Tried To Hire European Social Media Influencers To Spread Covid Vaccine Disinformation
UK media is reporting that a Russia-linked PR agency has offered money to social media influencers in France and Germany to spread disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines. According to a Guardian...
May 20th, 2021 13:48
Russian Linked To Putin Tried To Fund New Dutch Political Party
Dutch media is reporting that a Russian in contact with organizations affiliated with Russian President Putin tried to donate over 250,000 Euros to Splinter, a newly-founded political party in the...
May 19th, 2021 13:12
Suspected Russian Cyber Campaign Targets German Politician Who Criticized Russian Pipeline Project
UK media is reporting on a suspected Russia-led cyber campaign targeting Germany’s Green party leader Annalena Baerbock after she voiced opposition to a gas pipeline project between Russia and Europe....