How to Fight Russian Infowar in Central Europe

 

Traditional counter-propaganda techniques are decreasingly effective. The next steps will require focus, engagement, and new thinking.

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How Russian hybrid warfare changed the Pentagon’s perspective

As the Russians blitzed the Crimean region of Ukraine with cyberattacks, electromagnetic jamming and unmanned aerial systems, the U.S. military closely observed the battle tactics and recognized its need to transform.

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What Facts Would Deny the Trump Campaign First Amendment Protections in Colluding with Russia

The leading First Amendment and media law expert Floyd Abrams discusses Russia collusion case.

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Counterintelligence Implications of Artificial Intelligence—Part III

How might adversaries apply AI to the vast amount of data that they collect about American to understand us, predict what we will do and manipulate our behavior in ways that advantage them?

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Revealing Intelligence on Jamal Khashoggi

This is obviously a Saudis not giving a fuck case from an intel perspective … and may be slightly giving some from a PR one. A remote to very unlikely chance of an elaborate ruse, him showing up and creating a reverse-conspiracy confidence crisis though.

The public interest will be served by releasing intelligence information on what happened to the missing Saudi journalist.

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The Trail of Clues in the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

The dispatching of tailored medical expertise for the occasion seems not to be a uniquely Russian method.

Turkish investigators are looking into the case of Mr. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and vanished.

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305 Car Registrations May Point to Massive GRU Security Breach – bellingcat

Wow … it is not hard to run license plates of Russian spies in Russia Poor GRU folks can not get any privacy these days! 

In an unprecedented step, the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice on October 4, 2018 disclosed the identities under which four Russian individuals, believed to be officers of the cyber-warfare division of the Russia’s Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (GRU). The four individuals travelled to the Netherlands in April 2018 in an attempt to hack into the computer network of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), based in The Hague. These four men travelled under diplomatic passports, two of which had consecutive issue numbers.

Following this disclosure, Bellingcat and its Russian investigative partner, The Insider, attempted to verify that the identities disclosed by the Dutch authorities were in fact the authentic identities of the persons involved. Comparing data from different databases dated 2002 to 2014, Bellingcat was able to confirm that these identities are indeed real, as opposed to cover personas, which is the case with the two GRU officers involved in the Skripal poisoning case.

Source: 305 Car Registrations May Point to Massive GRU Security Breach – bellingcat

Disinformation, ‘Fake News’ and Influence Campaigns on Twitter

THIS STUDY IS ONE OF THE LARGEST ANALYSES TO DATE ON HOW FAKE NEWS SPREAD ON TWITTER BOTH DURING AND AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION CAMPAIGN.

Using tools and mapping methods from Graphika, a social media int­elligence firm, we study more than 10 million tweets from 700,000 Twitter accounts that linked to more than 600 fake and conspiracy news outlets. Crucially, we study fake and conspiracy news both before and after the election, allowing us to measure how the fake news ecosystem has evolved since November 2016.

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Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America

The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now, it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh.

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