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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.

March 9th, 2021 15:17
US Says Russian-Backed Online Media Spreading Covid Vaccine Disinformation
Reuters is reporting that the US has identified three online publications directed by Russia’s intelligence services it says are trying to undermine Covid-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna. According...
March 9th, 2021 15:06
YouTube Takes Down Thousands Of Channels Deemed Part of Chinese Influence Operation
UK media is reporting that YouTube has taken down thousands of channels deemed part of Chinese and Russian state coordinated influence operations. According to an infosecurity-magazine.com article: February 17, 2021 ...
March 4th, 2021 16:17
RECOMMENDED READING: “Censorship and the Capitol Riot: How Big Tech Became the Target of Russian, Chinese, and Iranian Messaging”
The Alliance for Securing Democracy has published a report examining how Iranian, Russian, and Chinese state media have used the occasion of political dysfunction in the US in order to...
March 4th, 2021 16:01
Kremlin Using Leftwing Commentators To Undermine Alexey Navalny
The Free Russia Foundation, a US-based think tank founded by a group of Russian expatriates and dissidents, is reporting that the Kremlin has launched a propaganda campaign to undermine Western...
February 8th, 2021 13:24
RECOMMENDED READING: “Chinese and Russian Influence Campaigns Risk Undermining Covid-19 Vaccination Programs”
An Australian think-tank has published a short report on Chinese and Russian influence campaigns aimed at undermining Covid-19 vaccination programs. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute report begins: As the world...
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...