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What He Said and What it Really Means – Vol. 5: “Interview/ history lecture”

Tue, 02/13/2024 - 16:42
By EU vs Disinfo Putin opened the Kremlin’s doors to the fired former Fox News host, right-wing extremist Tucker Carlson as microphone-holder for a two hour trip, some call it “interview”, basically regurgitating Putin’ thinly veiled imperial dream. The attention around this propagandistic spectacle illustrate the Kremlin’s attempt to craft a the psychological operation to erode popular […]
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Mischief-Makers: Carlson and Putin

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 14:40
By Edward Lucas, for CEPA Communism was a fringe ideology until the Bolsheviks tried to put it into practice. The result was a system built first on mass murder and then systematic lies.  Vladimir Putin’s approach is similar: a flimsy theory leading to devastating results. He wants to eliminate Ukraine not just as a political […]
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Belarus Update: Absurd Repression Continues

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 14:17
By EUvsDisinfo The public space in Belarus is heavily controlled and the human rights situation remains dire. We have previously reported on large-scale repression against journalists, civil society, and Belarusian society here, here and here. According to the recent report by the Viasna human rights organisation, in 2023 at least 6,386 people faced administrative persecution on politically motivated grounds, and almost […]
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Moscow’s Many Stories About EU Support To Ukraine

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:49
By EU vs Disinfo Pro-Kremlin disinformers and manipulators have been busy this week focussing on the European Union. They blame, criticise, belittle, ridicule, smear, and launch personal attacks on high-level European leaders. This is a classic trick to fill airtime and deflect attention away from their own inconvenient realities. It can also be adapted to […]
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Two Hours of Lies and Delusions: Putin’s “Sensational” Interview with Tucker Carlson

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 14:21
By the Centre for Strategic Communications and Information Security On the night of February 9, Tucker Carlson released a two-hour interview with Vladimir Putin. The scandalous ex-host of Fox News promised to ask the dictator “thorny questions,” which were his goal when he decided to fly to Moscow.  In 120 minutes, Carlson did not find […]
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Fighting disinformation in Central Europe: StopFake’s best practices

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 20:03
Following the invasion, disinformation and propaganda perpetrated by Russia intensified dramatically. The overflow of disinformation narratives discrediting Ukraine’s right to freedom and statehood increasingly targets international audiences. The EU has recognised Russian disinformation as one of the key challenges of our time. In response to these challenges Google News Initiative and StopFake launch a project […]
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Time to Criminalize Putin’s Lie Machine

Fri, 02/02/2024 - 16:50
By Elisabeth Braw, for CEPA Russian malign influence campaigns and those of other hostile states have tested Western patience for years. Now, some countries may criminalize it. Norway is proposing pioneering action with a law that would ban cooperation with foreign countries’ intelligence agencies for the purpose of influencing public opinion at home. It’s a gutsy move […]
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Slovak Vote Shows Need for NATO Action on Russian Disinformation

Fri, 02/02/2024 - 16:10
By Kateryna Odarchenko, for CEPA The Slovak election showed Russian interference in Western democracies is ramping up, threatening to sow distrust across Europe. There is an urgent need for NATO member states to act. NATO views disinformation as “activities (which) seek to deepen divisions within and between NATO member countries and ultimately weaken the Alliance.” Elections in Slovakia, Serbia, the […]
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Cacophonous Chorus Of Conniving Voices

Thu, 02/01/2024 - 16:03
By EUvsDisinfo Once again, it has been a busy week for the Kremlin’s information manipulation purveyors. From planes crashing in Russia’s backyard to some EU countries displaying democratic behaviour such as freedom of expression and the right to assembly, incomprehensible in the Kremlin, there were indeed many angles the Kremlin’s disinformation apparatus sought to exploit […]
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The 5×5—Forewarned is forearmed: Cybersecurity policy in 2024

Tue, 01/30/2024 - 14:42
By Nitansha Bansal, Trey Herr, for DFRLab Members of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative team discuss the regulatory requirements and emerging technology they are closely following in 2024, and forewarn of the year ahead. New year, new cyber policies. Or well maybe, old cyber policies with more nuanced understanding is a more realistic way to introduce the […]
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2nd EEAS Report on Foreign Information Manipulation and Interference Threats

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 16:34
By EEAS The 2nd EEAS Report on Foreign Information Manipulation and Interference (FIMI) Threats builds on the 1st Report and completes the work towards a common framework for networked defence against FIMI. This Response Framework proposes to link analysis even more effectively to timely responses, highlighting the importance of cooperation between all stakeholders. The insights of this report are based on 750 […]
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Time To Take A Step Forward From Analysis To A Collective Response

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 15:31
By EUvsDisinfo The latest EEAS report on FIMI threats reveals how foreign powers are systematically undermining democracies. This is not just an attack on facts, but a strategic thrust against our institutions and societal fabric, exploiting everything from elections to global crises and influential figures. The European External Action Service (EEAS) has released its second […]
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How Ukraine fights Russian disinformation: Beehive vs mammoth

Fri, 01/26/2024 - 14:36
by Jakub Kalenský, Roman Osadchuk, for DFRLAb Best practices in countering Russian disinformation, propaganda and information aggression, based on interviews with nearly two dozen Ukrainian practitioners This report was originally published in Hybrid CoE Research Report 11. Executive summary This Hybrid CoE Research Report, a joint effort between the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats and the Digital Forensic […]
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All roads lead to Poland

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 14:45
By EUvsDisinfo Poland, one of the staunchest supporters of Ukraine, has long been among the favourite targets of pro-Kremlin disinformers and past weeks have been no exception to the rule. Interestingly, Russia did not attack Poland directly, but rather using Belarus, Poland’s Kremlin-minded eastern neighbour. A three-course meal for Polish audiences Let’s start off with […]
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Kremlin Creates Illusion of Imaginary Victories While Unable to Solve Real Problems (Part Two)

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 14:20
By Kseniya Kirillova, for Jamestown Foundation Executive Summary: On January 4, Andrey Bezrukov, former Russian intelligence officer and current propagandist, spoke on Russian podcast “Geopolitburo” promoting the message that Russia has always carried out a mission of “peace and a civilization.” For the first time in many years, Russian propaganda has begun to appeal to […]
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Bad Santa comes with deceitful gifts

Fri, 12/29/2023 - 19:07
By EU vs Disinfo The Kremlin’s master Putin is the bad Santa of disinformation. Every year, he returns to give a huge baskets of gifts we never wanted. In 2023, he passed out many awful presents. Meanwhile, his army of trolls – all disinformation manufacturers and pushers – worked hard to spread his big bags […]
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Everybody else to blame

Wed, 12/27/2023 - 19:36
By EU vs Disinfo Amid all the ongoing wars and crises in the world, last Thursday, 14 December 2023 will go down as a good day, bringing much-needed hope to people not just in Ukraine and Moldova, but in Europe more broadly. The reason: EU leaders decided to open well-deserved accession negotiations with both of these Eastern Partnership […]
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The Next in Line

Tue, 12/26/2023 - 14:53
By EU vs Disinfo The Kremlin liar-in-chief announces his regime will continue and his stooges find US biolabs wherever they look. At a staged event, Putin mumbled out an announcement to veterans and the wider public that his regime would continue to rule over Russia after an orchestrated ritual not to be confused with an event known as an ‘election’ […]
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The Belarus KGB’s ill-conceived creativity

Thu, 12/21/2023 - 23:27
By EU vs Disinfo Surprising speaker from the KGB On 18 November 2023, a seminar titled, ‘Secure Belarus: the forms and methods of public safety’, gathered around 20 participants on the premises of the Belarusian Youth Hub. The Hub is a well-known pro-democracy organisation among the Belarusian diaspora in Warsaw. Attendees expected to learn about […]
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Bandit Romance Brings Discord for Putin’s Sidekicks

Thu, 12/21/2023 - 22:01
By Kseniya Kirillova, for CEPA Are mobsters and street thugs role models, or are they terrible models for the new Russia? Cultural critics and censors can’t quite decide. State Duma deputy Nina Ostanina called for a ban on the broadcast of the TV series Word of a Homeboy, which is rapidly gaining popularity in Russia, and which portrays […]
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