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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 22nd, 2021 14:03
Report Examines Conspiracy Theories About Covid-19 Origins In China, the US, Russia, and Iran
The Associated Press and the DFRLab, a US think tank, have published a joint research project examining and comparing the false narratives about Covid-19’s origins in China, the US, Russia,...
March 22nd, 2021 13:30
Russian Influence Operatives Organize Baltic Sea Region Conference In Berlin
US media is reporting that in January, organizations, and individuals associated with Russian influence operative Yevgeny Prigozhin organized a two-day “Baltic Sea Region Strategic Dialogue” conference in Berlin to discuss...
March 17th, 2021 15:01
Report Highlights Russian “Black PR” Tactics Against Business Rivals In The UK
The Henry Jackson Society, a UK think tank, has published a report on Russian disinformation tactics in the UK, detailing how Russia uses “black PR” tactics to besmirch business or...
March 16th, 2021 12:13
LA Businessman Imprisoned In Connection With Massive Political Influence Scheme
The US Justice Department has announced that LA businessman Imaad Zuberi was sentenced to 12 years in prison in connection with tax evasion, campaign finance violations failing to register as...
March 16th, 2021 11:37
RECOMMENDED READING: “Information Laundering in Germany”
The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (StratCom COE), a NATO center that seeks to counter disinformation and online influence operations, has published a new study on Russian information operations...
March 11th, 2021 14:04
EU Study Finds Germany Main Target Of Russian Disinformation In Europe
German media is reporting on a new EU study that has found that Germany is the main focus of Russian disinformation efforts in Europe. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung...
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...