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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.

May 23rd, 2022 12:57
Hungarian Racist Featured Speaker at US Republican Political Event in Budapest
UK media is reporting that what is described as a "notorious Hungarian racist" was a featured speaker on the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a US...
May 19th, 2022 14:33
​Russian Troll Farm “Cyber Front Z” Targeting Musicians to Spread Ukraine Disinformation
UK media reported this month that the Russian troll farm “Cyber Front Z” has targeted some of the world’s biggest electronic musicians in Europe, including Daft Punk, David Guetta, and...
May 18th, 2022 14:47
Putin Uses Victory Day Speech to Return to US Culture Wars
In his recent Victory Day speech, Russian President Vladamir Putin has once again referred to right-wing themes that dominate the so-called "culture wars" in the US. In the speech, Mr....
May 18th, 2022 14:04
Report Identifies Key Pro-Putin Accounts on Facebook Generating Millions of Posts across the Platform
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), an international think tank, has recently published a report identifying key pro-Putin Facebook accounts engaged in administering, moderating, and contributing to large public Facebook...
May 17th, 2022 15:03
Tucker Carlson Claims US Ukraine Assistance “Payback” for Alleged Russian Theft of 2016 Presidential Election
US media is reporting that Fox News superstar Tucker Carlson has claimed that US aid to Ukraine is "payback" for Russia allegedly stealing the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton. According...
May 16th, 2022 14:19
Russia’s Top Propagandist in Latin America Resigns from RT over Ukraine Invasion, Says She “Won’t Do War Propaganda.”
US media is reporting that Inna Afinogenova, former deputy director of Russia Today’s Spanish-language subsidiary and one of Russia’s top propagandists in Latin America, has resigned from her job over...
May 16th, 2022 14:04
New Report Finds ‘Massive Increase’ of Pro-Russian Propaganda on German Telegram Channels
German media reported last month that there has been a “massive increase” of pro-Russian propaganda being shared on German Telegram channels, some of which have amassed more than 145,000 subscribers....
May 11th, 2022 14:27
Semi-Nomadic Turkic People at the Center of Bizarre Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories Being Shared on Telegram to Justify Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, an international think-tank specializing in disinformation and extremism, has published a report detailing how an antisemitic conspiracy theory is being shared on telegram to justify...
May 11th, 2022 13:55
Pro-Russia Media Coverage in Italy Triggers Parliamentary Inquiry 
US media reported in April that pro-Russian narratives have been gaining strength on mainstream Italian television since the start of the invasion. According to a report by Coda Story: April...
May 10th, 2022 14:17
Chinese Efforts to Amplify Russian Propaganda on Ukraine Intensifies, US Says
US media reported last month that China’s officials and state media are increasingly parroting Russian propaganda organs on the war in Ukraine, undercutting US and European diplomatic efforts, even after...