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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.

December 8th, 2021 16:17
Russian Information Operations Impact Quality Of Democratic Politics, EU Liberal Party Says
The European Liberal Forum (ELF), the official political foundation of the European Liberal Party, has recently published a policy paper examining the effect of Russian information operations. The paper argues...
December 6th, 2021 13:53
Serbia Is ‘Most Vulnerable’ to Russian and Chinese Influence, Study Finds
European media is reporting that a new study has concluded Serbia is the Eastern European country most susceptible to Russian and Chinese influence. According to a EUobserver report: November 23,...
December 2nd, 2021 14:24
How RT Deutsch Supports The Political Platform Of Far Right Party AfD
The German Marshall Fund (GMF), a US think tank, is reporting that Russia’s German-language channel RT Deutsch did not disproportionately cover the far-right AfD party compared to traditional German media...
November 30th, 2021 15:35
European Parliament Publishes Draft Report On Foreign Interference, Russia And China Identified As Main Actors
The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the  European Union, including Disinformation (INGE) has published a draft report on foreign interference and disinformation in...
November 29th, 2021 15:09
Russian Anti-Vaccine Disinformation Campaign Backfires; Russians Not Getting Jabbed
US media is reporting that Russia’s anti-vaccine disinformation campaign has spilled over to Russia and is partly responsible for the high level of vaccine hesitancy among Russians. According to a...
November 15th, 2021 14:46
Russian Influence In Lithuania
The Free Russia Foundation, a US think tank, reported last month about Russia’s influence operations in Lithuania. The report argues that Moscow has attempted to dramatically influence Lithuania’s information space...
November 9th, 2021 14:52
French Senate Report Details Chinese, Russian and Turkish Influence Strategies in Science and Academia
The French Senate has published a report detailing Chinese, Russian and Turkish foreign influence in French academia. According to its English abstract: September 29, 2021: France's research and higher education...
November 8th, 2021 13:53
NATO Study Warns Of Increased Inauthentic Russian-Language Social Media Activity
The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence reported last month that it has observed the most significant increase in inauthentic Russian-language social media activity since 2017, noting that the increased...
November 8th, 2021 13:44
YouTube Is A Central Part Of Russia’s Global Information Operations
European media reported last month on the central importance of YouTube to Russia’s global influence, arguing that a ban of Russia’s media outlets on YouTube would represent a devastating blow...
October 31st, 2021 13:59
China, Russia And Iran Exploit Canadian Resident School Tragedy To Discredit Canada’s Human Rights Records
Disinfowatch, a Canadian website tracking foreign disinformation, reported earlier this month that China, Russia, and Iran have used a national tragedy in Canada to discredit the country’s reputation as human...