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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.

November 15th, 2021 14:46
Russian Influence In Lithuania
The Free Russia Foundation, a US think tank, reported last month about Russia’s influence operations in Lithuania. The report argues that Moscow has attempted to dramatically influence Lithuania’s information space...
November 9th, 2021 14:52
French Senate Report Details Chinese, Russian and Turkish Influence Strategies in Science and Academia
The French Senate has published a report detailing Chinese, Russian and Turkish foreign influence in French academia. According to its English abstract: September 29, 2021: France's research and higher education...
November 8th, 2021 13:53
NATO Study Warns Of Increased Inauthentic Russian-Language Social Media Activity
The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence reported last month that it has observed the most significant increase in inauthentic Russian-language social media activity since 2017, noting that the increased...
November 8th, 2021 13:44
YouTube Is A Central Part Of Russia’s Global Information Operations
European media reported last month on the central importance of YouTube to Russia’s global influence, arguing that a ban of Russia’s media outlets on YouTube would represent a devastating blow...
October 31st, 2021 13:59
China, Russia And Iran Exploit Canadian Resident School Tragedy To Discredit Canada’s Human Rights Records
Disinfowatch, a Canadian website tracking foreign disinformation, reported earlier this month that China, Russia, and Iran have used a national tragedy in Canada to discredit the country’s reputation as human...
October 28th, 2021 13:50
Estonian Domestic Intelligence On Russian Influence Operations
The Estonian Internal Security Service (KAPO) reported earlier this year on Russia’s various influence operations in Estonia. The report details how Russia uses disinformation about NATO, Estonian history, and Estonia’s...
October 26th, 2021 12:20
Russia’s And China’s Strategic Influence In Germany
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a UK think tank, published a research paper last year comparing Russian and Chinese strategic influence and interference in Germany, arguing that Russia’s activities...
October 25th, 2021 13:18
Report Examines Pro-Russian Right In France Ahead Of Presidential Elections
The Free Russia Foundation, a US think tank, has published a report examining pro-Russian political forces in France, arguing that the leading lobbyists for Russian interests are French politicians loyal...
October 22nd, 2021 13:37
Majority Of Covid-19 Misinformation Traced To China, Russia And Trump, Study Finds
The European Commission is reporting on a large EU-funded study on the impact of algorithms and bots on political discourse in Europe, which found that Covid-19 misinformation came chiefly from...
October 21st, 2021 13:12
Russia Uses Pandora Papers To Discredit Democratic Governments And Push Conspiracies
The Brookings Institution, a US think tank, has published a report examining how Russia’s information apparatus is covering the Pandora Papers, a massive leak of data on offshore finance. The...