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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.

March 4th, 2021 16:17
RECOMMENDED READING: “Censorship and the Capitol Riot: How Big Tech Became the Target of Russian, Chinese, and Iranian Messaging”
The Alliance for Securing Democracy has published a report examining how Iranian, Russian, and Chinese state media have used the occasion of political dysfunction in the US in order to...
March 4th, 2021 16:01
Kremlin Using Leftwing Commentators To Undermine Alexey Navalny
The Free Russia Foundation, a US-based think tank founded by a group of Russian expatriates and dissidents, is reporting that the Kremlin has launched a propaganda campaign to undermine Western...
February 19th, 2021 14:39
RECOMMENDED READING: “Weaponized: How Rumors About Covid-19’s Origins Led To A Narrative Arms Race”
The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRL) has issued a report concluding that China was the leading actor using disinformation in an attempt to control the narrative around the...
February 8th, 2021 13:24
RECOMMENDED READING: “Chinese and Russian Influence Campaigns Risk Undermining Covid-19 Vaccination Programs”
An Australian think-tank has published a short report on Chinese and Russian influence campaigns aimed at undermining Covid-19 vaccination programs. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute report begins: As the world...
January 21st, 2021 15:16
Russian State-Run News Agency Hires Washington Production Company Run By Russian Influence Operative
US media is reported last year that a Russian state-run news agency had hired a new Washington, DC production company to create radio and web content for its Sputnik multimedia...
January 20th, 2021 13:58
Social Media Company Parler Returns With A Russian Tech Firm Providing Cyber Services
Reuters is reporting that Parler, known to be a social media company extensively used by the US far-right, has returned to the internet with assistance from a Russian-owned technology company....
January 16th, 2021 14:10
EU Increases Efforts To Combat Russian Disinformation
OBC Transeuropa, a think tank focused on South-East Europe, Turkey, and the Caucasus, published a report last month on increasing EU efforts to combat foreign disinformation, emphasizing the threat posed...
January 16th, 2021 13:45
EU Agency Says Russia Shifting From COVID Disinformation To Promoting Its Vaccine
EUvsDisinfo, a project of the European External Action Service’s East StratCom Task Force, is reporting that pro-Kremlin media are trying to generate support for the Russian Sputnik V COVID vaccine...
January 15th, 2021 17:11
CNN Security Analyst Says Russia Targets US With COVID Pandemic Disinformation
A CNN national security analyst wrote a summary last month of what she says are Russian efforts to spread COVID-related disinformation. According to a report by Samantha Vinograd, the Russian effort...
January 12th, 2021 17:18
US Sanctions Ukrainian Network Over 2020 Election Interference
Global media is reporting that the US has imposed sanctions on Ukrainian individuals and entities, accusing them of U.S. election interference. According to a Reuter’s report,  those involved are accused of...