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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.

April 29th, 2021 12:40
European Politicians Tricked By Deepfake Pretending To Be Navalny Chief Of Staff
Dutch media is reporting that politicians from the Netherlands, Latvia, Estonia, and Britain were tricked into holding video calls with someone using deepfake technology to impersonate the chief of staff...
April 28th, 2021 12:24
US Intelligence Community To Create Hub Against Foreign Influence Operations
US media is reporting that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the head of the US intelligence community, is planning to set up a “Foreign Malign Influence...
April 27th, 2021 13:38
Far-Right Anti-Islam Activist Cultivates Russia Ties
US media is reporting on the attempts by far-right figure Tommy Robinson to cultivate relationships with Russia. According to a New York Times report, Robinson may be seeking new sources...
April 27th, 2021 13:20
US Sanctions 32 Russian Entities and Individuals Over Disinformation
US media reported earlier this month that President Biden imposed new sanctions on Russia, targeting 32 Russian entities and individuals for disinformation efforts and for carrying out Moscow’s interference in...
April 26th, 2021 15:29
The Strategic Culture Foundation: How Russia Uses Former Western Diplomats, Journalists And Spies To Further Its Disinformation Efforts
According to a Global Influence Operations Report investigation, Russia is using influential Westerners to spread pro-Russian propaganda and anti-Western conspiracy theories in the West. Former diplomats from the US, Canada,...
April 20th, 2021 12:31
Major Western Brands Inadvertently Funding Russian Disinformation
The Global Disinformation Index (GDI), a London-based NGO that aims at disrupting disinformation, is reporting that major Western brands and ad services are inadvertently funding debunked Russian disinformation targeting the...
April 19th, 2021 11:48
Russian Military Build-Up On Ukrainian Border Accompanied by Intensified Disinformation Efforts
EUvsDisinfo, a disinformation watchdog affiliated with the European Union’s foreign service, is reporting that Russia’s build-up of military forces along the Ukrainian border is accompanied by the expected and intensified...
April 13th, 2021 10:53
Russia’s Sputnik News Agency Leaves Britain
UK media is reporting that Russian news agency Sputnik announced it will discontinue operations in Britain and move its English-speaking reporting to Washington and Moscow. According to a Reuters article:...
April 9th, 2021 11:09
Professional Internet Troll Provides Glimpse Into Inner Workings Of Troll Farms In Post-Soviet Countries
Ukrainian media has published an interview with what is described as “a professional internet troll” said to be a Ukraine-based employee of a post-Soviet troll farm. The interview is described...
April 6th, 2021 12:37
Conflict Between Russia And Germany Grows Over Russian TV Channel
German media reported last month on a growing dispute between Germany and Russia over the establishment of an  RT (formerly Russia Today) TV channel in Germany. According to the Deutsche...