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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.

June 3rd, 2021 11:37
GIOR Takes A Break
We will be taking a much-needed break until sometime around the middle of June. Sorry, but we have been going non-stop since October of last year!
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....
May 18th, 2021 10:44
Surge Of Pro-Kremlin Disinformation In Czech Republic Following Czech Claims Of Russian Bombings
Semantic Visions, a Czech private intelligence firm, is reporting that there has been a dramatic surge in pro-Kremlin disinformation following the diplomatic clash between Prague and Moscow over alleged Russian...
May 7th, 2021 12:18
State-Sponsored Cyber Espionage Group Behind Anti-NATO Cyber Influence Operation Targeting Lithuania, Latvia and Poland
A US cybersecurity firm is reporting on an ongoing cyber-influence operation code-named “Ghostwriter.” Recently obtained technical evidence suggests that UNC1151, a suspected state-sponsored cyber espionage actor, has targeted audiences in...
April 29th, 2021 12:45
NATO Study Assesses Lithuanian Countermeasures to Russian Disinformation
NATO’s Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats has published a study assessing Lithuania’s measures to counter Russian disinformation, arguing that by building resilience and imposing costs, the efforts by...