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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.

January 7th, 2021 13:26
EDITORIAL: Yesterday’s Events in the United States
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) Senior Editor, I would like to say firstly that all of us at GIOR are sick at heart over yesterday's events at the...
January 4th, 2021 15:40
RECOMMENDED READING: “Poland and the Baltic States Under the Gun of Russian Disinformation”
A website known as “Democratic Europe Without Borders” has published a report on Russian disinformation efforts directed against Poland and the Baltic States. According to the report: The diplomats of...
January 4th, 2021 14:20
RECOMMENDED READING: “Russia’s Footprint in the Nordic-Baltic Information Environment 2019/2020”
The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, a NATO-accredited think-tank, has published a comprehensive report titled "Russia's Footprint in the Nordic-Baltic Information Environment 2019/2020." The report begins This is the...
December 13th, 2020 14:05
Bellingcat Reports On Russian Military Intelligence Disinformation Project- Bonanza Media Founded By Former RT Journalist
The investigative collective known as Bellingcat has reported on Bonanza Media, described as a project working in coordination with Russia’s military intelligence. According to the report, the findings are particularly relevant to...
December 9th, 2020 13:25
US Election Disinformation Reaches Europe, Russian-Backed Media Participating
European media is reporting on the growing issue of disinformation about the US election in Europe. According to the Euronews report, Russian-backed media outlets are participating in spreading this disinformation:...
November 30th, 2020 18:21
US Officials Find Russia Shifting Influence Operations To State-Backed Media
US media is reporting that intelligence officials and analysts have concluded that Russia may be shifting the vehicle for its influence operations from the use of so-called troll farms and...
November 24th, 2020 19:24
US Officials Say No Major Russian Operations Interfered With US Elections
US media is reporting that US officials say Russia failed to mount any major operations to interfere with the US elections. According to A Washington Post report November 17, 2020...
November 17th, 2020 14:39
British Signals Intelligence Agency To Launch Major Offensive Against Russian Disinformation On UK Covid-19 Vaccine
Global media is reporting that the UK’s Signal Intelligence Agency, otherwise known as GCHQ, is preparing to launch what is described as a "major offensive cyber operation against state-sponsored propaganda...
November 11th, 2020 15:25
RECOMMENDED READING: “Russian Information Attacks Keep Hitting The Eu’s Weak Spots”
In October, Bloomberg published a useful report on Russian disinformation efforts targeting the EU and with a particular emphasis on Russian-backed media operations such as RT (formerly Russia Today) and...
November 11th, 2020 14:09
RECOMMENDED READING:“ The Internet Research Agency: Spreading Disinformation”
The Small Wars Journal has published an excellent overview of the notorious Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA). The report begins:   The United States is...