X

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.

January 21st, 2022 09:27
Vladimir Putin Launches Bid For Russia as New Center Of Global Conservatism
MEMRI, an Israeli NGO that translates foreign media, has published a report on a somewhat overlooked speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin last October, described by a Russian academic as...
January 19th, 2022 15:23
Cooking Classes To Counter Russian Disinformation, The Estonian Approach
US media reported earlier this month about Estonia's unusual approach to counter Russian propaganda and disinformation. According to a PBS report: January 15, 2022 Russian disinformation is rife in countries...
January 17th, 2022 14:37
French President Macron Says Foreign Powers Are Causes For Disinformation; Report Names Russia, Turkey, Iran And China
European media reported earlier this month that French President Emmanuel Macron identified foreign "propaganda" media and online platforms as the main drivers behind the spread of disinformation in France. According...
January 13th, 2022 15:50
New Report Investigates European Responses To Russian And Chinese Covid-19-Related Disinformation
The Hague Program for Cyber Norms, a Dutch think tank affiliated with Leiden University, has recently published a report investigating European responses to Covid-19-related disinformation and foreign influence operations, According...
January 10th, 2022 15:35
Zombie Websites Being Used For Disinformation
US media reported in 2020 on the potential use of so-called “Zombie sites,” the use of long-dormant websites for disinformation purposes. According to the Daily Beast, such sites were being...
January 9th, 2022 15:13
Convicted Russian Influence Agent With Ties To US Republicans Becomes Russian MP
US media reported in November that a convicted Russian influence agent with strong ties to the Republican Party and Donald Trump had become a member of the Russian parliament. The...
January 9th, 2022 15:01
Autocracy Is Winning — The Atlantic
US media has published a trenchant analysis of what is called "Autocracy Inc.", the autocratic alliance of authoritarian states that work in a new way to preserve their power, in...
January 3rd, 2022 15:15
Pro-Russian Disinformation Outlet Evades Facebook Ban
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a UK think tank, reported last November that News Front, a pro-Russian disinformation outlet subject to US sanctions and banned from Facebook, has managed...
December 21st, 2021 16:17
How Russia Amplifies Covid-19 Conspiracies In Eastern Europe
UK media is reporting that Eastern Europeans’ hostility to Covid-19 vaccines and vaccine mandates can be traced back to Russian information and influence operations. According to a report in The...
December 20th, 2021 15:42
Russian Military Build-Up On Ukrainian Border Accompanied by Pro-Kremlin Disinformation Campaign
EUvsDisinfo, a disinformation watchdog affiliated with the European Union’s foreign service, is reporting that Russia’s build-up of military forces along the Ukrainian border is being accompanied by a pro-Kremlin disinformation...