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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 14th, 2022 12:52
Key Kremlin Propagandist Describes Ukrainians as Nazis With a “Bestial Nature”
US media has cited comments by Margarita Simonyan, the head of key Russian state media operations, calling Ukrainian resistance to the Russian invasion "collective insanity" and describing Ukrainians as Nazis...
April 14th, 2022 12:19
Russia’s New Troll Farm ”Cyber Front Z” Wages Online Information War against the West
US media is reporting that Kremlin allies have deployed a new kind of troll farm called “Cyber Front Z” to wage an online information war against the West. Cyber Front...
April 13th, 2022 11:59
China Amplifying Russian Disinformation on Ukraine EU Foreign Policy Body Finds
European media is reporting that according to the EU’s foreign policy body, China is frequently repeating Russian rhetoric on the Ukraine war, in many cases amplifying Russian disinformation. According to a...
April 12th, 2022 16:39
New Study Assesses Responses to Russian and Chinese Information Operations around Covid-19
The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a US think tank, has published an extensive study assessing responses to Russian and Chinese information operations around Covid-19. The study argues that...
April 11th, 2022 13:32
US Influencers Dismiss Evidence of Russian War Crimes in Ukraine
US media is reporting on how some US influencers are responding to the recently discovered evidence of war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine. According to a report in...
April 11th, 2022 12:15
Facebook Fails to Label 80% Of Posts Promoting Bioweapons Conspiracy Theory, Study Finds
UK media has reported on a new study which found that Facebook failed to label 80% of articles on its platform promoting the fast-spreading conspiracy theory that the US is...
April 8th, 2022 14:25
Shady Think Tanks, Anonymous Websites and Other Outlets Helping to Spread Russian Disinformation on Ukraine
US media is reporting on how disinformation about the Ukraine conflict is spreading widely beyond Russian state media by means of "shady think tanks, anonymous websites and other outlets." According to...
April 8th, 2022 14:03
Australian Think Tank Launches Website Tracking Twitter-Based Global Disinformation and Information Operations
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), an Australian think tank, has launched a new website tracking global disinformation and information operations on Twitter. By analyzing publicly accessible data from Twitter’s...
April 7th, 2022 11:17
Chinese Sources Amplifying Russian Disinformation about Ukraine, Report Says
UK media is reporting that close ties between Russian and Chinese state media and strict government control of information have allowed Russian disinformation on Ukraine to spread swiftly throughout China....
April 6th, 2022 14:54
Tucker Carlson Cackles About Orban Reelection in Hungary
Fox News star Tucker Carlson has continued his longstanding support and defense of Hungary and Viktor Orban, its re-elected authoritarian prime minister. In a recent broadcast, Carlson attacked critics of...