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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.

August 19th, 2021 15:54
How Russia Has Weaponized Victimhood As An Element Of Disinformation
EUvsDisinfo, a European Union-funded disinformation watchdog, is reporting that Russia is using "weaponized victimhood" as a strategy to further its disinformation efforts. EUvsDisinfo argues that this kind of victimhood, a...
August 17th, 2021 13:12
Russian Disinformation Network Claims Covid Vaccine Turns People Into Chimpanzees
US media is reporting that Facebook has banned a Russian disinformation network that claimed coronavirus vaccines turn people into chimpanzees. According to a Washington Post article: August 11, 2021, Facebook...
August 10th, 2021 16:31
Pro-Russian Dutch Blogger Assists Russia’s Media Crackdown
Russian media is reporting that a controversial pro-Russian Dutch blogger brought a defamation case against  prominent Russian investigative outlet The Insider, which resulted in a “foreign agent” designation and brief...
August 3rd, 2021 13:22
How Far-Right European MPs Act As Russia’s Proxies in the European Parliament
Desk Russie, a French website focusing on Russian politics, reported in June on how far-right European parliamentarians (MEPs) are acting as agents of Russian influence in the center of European...
July 8th, 2021 17:26
Russian TV Claims Americans Want To Move To Russia To Escape US School Curriculum
US media has published a report on further Russian attempts to further capitalize on the recent growing controversy in the US over so-called “Critical Race Theory.”  According to the Daily...
July 6th, 2021 13:22
Suspected Russian Actors Target Far-Right US Audiences On Alternative Platforms
Graphika, a US firm specializing in online disinformation, is reporting that actors linked to Russian disinformation operations are targeting American far-right audiences on alternative online platforms. According to the Graphika...
June 28th, 2021 15:26
RT Jumps Into Growing Fray Over “Critical Race Theory” In The US
The Russian TV channel known as RT (formerly Russia Today) has jumped into the growing controversy in the US over so-called “Critical Race Theory” or CRT. The RT article defends Christopher...
June 28th, 2021 13:42
German Authorities Prepare For Foreign Influence Operations Ahead Of Federal Elections
German media is reporting that German authorities are preparing for foreign influence operations, cyber attacks, and disinformation campaigns ahead of federal elections in September. According to a FAZ report: May...
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...