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RECOMMENDED READING: “Poland and the Baltic States Under the Gun of Russian Disinformation”

January 4th, 2021 15:40

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 Poland and the Baltic states under­take con­tin­u­ous efforts to con­vey to the EU insti­tu­tions and the NATO gov­er­nance the infor­ma­tion that their coun­tries have long resist­ed infor­ma­tion aggres­sion of Rus­sia. They also focus atten­tion on the fact that Russ­ian cyber troops, long before the start of the hot phase of the con­flict with Ukraine, unleashed an infor­ma­tion war against the neigh­bor­ing state. The lat­ter sup­pos­es the broad dis­sem­i­na­tion of pro­pa­gan­da mate­ri­als, the delib­er­ate spread of false infor­ma­tion, the activ­i­ties of Inter­net trolls, the hack­ing of web­sites and per­son­al accounts, the spread of mali­cious pro­grams and the con­duct of spe­cial infor­ma­tion and psy­cho­log­i­cal oper­a­tions. Lithua­nia, Latvia, Esto­nia (as for­mer USSR mem­bers) and Poland (as for­mer mem­ber of the com­mu­nist camp) do not exclude the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a hot con­flict which may rise from the infor­ma­tion war unleashed against them by Russia.

Read the rest here.

This week, the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) report­ed on a com­pre­hen­sive report titled “Rus­si­a’s Foot­print in the Nordic-Baltic Infor­ma­tion Envi­ron­ment 2019/2020” pub­lished by a NATO-accred­it­ed think-tank.

In Novem­ber, we report­ed on a Bloomberg inves­ti­ga­tion into Russ­ian dis­in­for­ma­tion efforts tar­get­ing the EU, empha­siz­ing Russ­ian-backed media operations.