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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 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...
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...