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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.

October 29th, 2020 12:35
UK Parliamentarians Demand Inquiry Into Russia Election Interference
UK media is reporting that a group of UK parliamentarians has taken legal demanding an independent inquiry into Russia interference with UK democracy. According to a BBC report: A recent...
October 27th, 2020 13:50
RECOMMENDED READING: “Debating the Debates: How Russian, Chinese, and Iranian State-Backed Media Covered the U.S. First Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project affiliated with the US-based think tank German Marshall Fund, has published a study on how Russian, Chinese and Iranian state-backed media has covered...
October 24th, 2020 12:51
US Intelligence Officials More Concerned with Russia than Iran
US media is reporting that many US intelligence officials are more concerned about Russian efforts to interfere with the US elections than they are with Iranian actions. According to New...
October 22nd, 2020 13:10
RECOMMENDED READING: “Leaks, Lies, and Altered Tape, Russia’s Maturing Information Manipulation Playbook”
The Alliance for Securing Democracy has published a report titled "Leaks, Lies, and Altered Tape, Russia’s Maturing Information Manipulation Playbook” that provides a comprehensive look at the various categories of...
October 18th, 2020 16:08
FBI Investigating Laptop Emails As Foreign Intelligence Operation
Us media is reporting that the FBI is investigating whether or not emails found on a laptop allegedly describing activities of Joe Biden and his son are part of a...
October 18th, 2020 09:30
DHS Homeland Threat Analysis Identifies Russian Election Meddling Unlike China and Iran Reporting
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported earlier, the US Department of Homeland Security has released its October 2020 "Homeland Threat Assessment” which, in contrast to its reporting on China...
October 16th, 2020 11:32
US Intelligence Agencies Warned Trump That Giuliani Was A Conduit For Russian Disinformation
US media is reporting that US intelligence agencies warned the White House late last year that Russian intelligence officers were using President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani as a...
October 16th, 2020 11:20
RECOMMENDED READING: “With A Mix Of Covert Disinformation And Blatant Propaganda, Foreign Adversaries Bear Down On Final Phase Of Presidential Campaign”
In late August, the Washington Post reported a useful analysis of the difference between the Russian, Chinese, and Iranian approach to their cyber operations aimed at the US elections, concluding...
October 15th, 2020 15:37
Social Media Companies Taking Action Against QAnon
US media is reporting that YouTube has joined Facebook and other social media companies in taking action against the conspiracy theory/movement known as QAnon. According to a New York Times...
October 15th, 2020 12:40
Senate Report Concludes Putin Behind 2016 Russian Campaign To Interfere With US Elections
US media is reporting on a new Senate bipartisan report detailing the results of an investigation into Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 US elections. According to the ABC...