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Information is a potent weapon in the new cold war

Loss of public trust killed the USSR and it can bring down Western elites too

Dmitri Trenin

Asked by Bloomberg this month about Russian involvement in the hacking of the US Democratic national committee, Vladimir Putin issued a non-denial denial. 850 more words

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Kremlin Buys New Media Monitoring System

The media monitoring system is named Katyusha, the same as the Soviet multiple launch rocket system.

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Russia Accused Ukraine Of What?!

By Brian Whitmore

September 15, 2016

So how’s this for irony?

Russia’s Investigative Committee has just opened a criminal case against officers of Ukraine’s Security Service for — get this — using “illegal means and methods of war.” 233 more words

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Firehose of Falsehoods

Russian propaganda is pervasive, and America is behind the power curve in countering it.

By William Courtney and Christopher Paul

Sept. 9, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. 983 more words

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WTF WFC

Apologies, I laughed so hard I thought I’d share.

If you haven’t been following the news, over 5,000 people at Wells Fargo have been fired for created ghost accounts.   1,025 more words

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Vladimir Putin's Troll Empire - The Book!

Apparently, the fund-raiser is closed, however, please allow me to introduce this book by Jessikka Aro, “Vladimir Putin’s Troll Empire”.

Jessikka has been vociferously attacked by MV-lehti, a far-right neo-nazi group sponsored by Russian intelligence, who has also attacked me.   1,702 more words

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Google Uses One Weird Trick to Dissuade Would-Be Islamic State Recruits

Google has developed a program it hopes will use a combination of search advertising algorithms and targeted YouTube videos to dissuade would-be recruits from traveling to Syria to join Islamic State (IS, also called ISIS or ISIL). 359 more words

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