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Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options
« Reply #2050 on: December 25, 2017, 03:51:27 PM »
For those that do want to understand the Russian tactics today's articles explain a lot.


Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options

The first email arrived in the inbox of CounterPunch, a left-leaning American news and opinion website, at 3:26 a.m. — the middle of the day in Moscow.

“Hello, my name is Alice Donovan and I’m a beginner freelance journalist,” read the Feb. 26, 2016 message.

The FBI was tracking Donovan as part of a months-long counterintelligence operation code-named “NorthernNight.” Internal bureau reports described her as a pseudonymous foot soldier in an army of Kremlin-led trolls seeking to undermine America’s democratic institutions.

Her first articles as a freelancer for CounterPunch and at least 10 other online publications weren’t especially political. As the 2016 presidential election heated up, Donovan’s message shifted. Increasingly, she seemed to be doing the Kremlin’s bidding by stoking discontent toward Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and touting WikiLeaks, which U.S. officials say was a tool of Russia’s broad influence operation to affect the presidential race.

“There’s no denying the emails that Julian Assange has picked up from inside the Democratic Party are real,” she wrote in August 2016 for a website called We Are Change. “The emails have exposed Hillary Clinton in a major way — and almost no one is reporting on it.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kremlin-trolls-burned-across-the-internet-as-washington-debated-options/2017/12/23/e7b9dc92-e403-11e7-ab50-621fe0588340_story.html?tid=hybrid_collaborative_1_na&utm_term=.1d9cd7780d6a
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 translated as: Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!!!  is a Ukrainian greeting slogan being used now all over Ukraine to signify support for a free independent Ukraine

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Russian trolls work space threefold in 2018
« Reply #2051 on: January 10, 2018, 01:16:32 AM »
Looks like they are being rewarded !
It does illustrate the importance( to Russia) being placed on spewing garbage messages of the Kremlin !
One would have thought that after all the direct exposure over last few years it would have "disappeared" a little !


Russian troll factory expands its work space threefold in 2018


The infamous Russian troll factory also known as Internet Research Agency (IRA) has been reportedly run by Putin’s ally Yevgeny Prigozhin in the Russian city of Saint-Petersburg. Fow years, the agency has been pushing pro-Russian narratives to promote the Kremlin’s interests in the world attempting to influence domestic policy and public opinion in the E.U., U.S.A., Ukraine, and other countries, or just supporting opposite extreme opinions to sow chaos in target countries.  To achieve its goals, the troll factory employed fake accounts registered on major social networks, online media sites, and on video hosting services. And now it looks like the factory is far from set to be closed in the New Year and its employees would even have better working conditions in 2018

http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/01/10/russian-troll-factory-expands-its-work-space-threefold/
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 translated as: Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!!!  is a Ukrainian greeting slogan being used now all over Ukraine to signify support for a free independent Ukraine

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Re: The Propaganda War
« Reply #2052 on: January 19, 2018, 01:39:24 PM »
This thread has proven very useful in understanding how Russia has sort to influence and disrupt the world at large. It has taken time for the level of threat to be recognised.



A list of about 1,000 Lithuanian civic activists had been recently published on a Russian website. Among those listed, there were many who fight Kremlin propaganda. In retaliation, the patriotic Lithuanian activists launched their own online database of “Russian trolls” in Lithuania.hat threat to be recognised.



Baltic “elves” launch online database of pro-Russian trolls to tackle propaganda

The Ukrainian Myrotvorets Center which lists online tens of thousands of those “whose actions have signs of crimes against the national security of Ukraine, peace, human security, and the international law” has welcomed the “Lithuanian nationalists” (as they were labeled in a quoted report by a Russian propaganda media outlet) in regard to launching the Vatnikas project and offered its help.

http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/01/20/baltic-elves-launch-vatnikas-online-database-of-pro-russian-trolls-to-tackle-propaganda/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=KDsrwSX7piw
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Re: The Propaganda War
« Reply #2053 on: January 21, 2018, 06:12:11 PM »

“Few in the West understand,” the Russian commentator writes, “what the world is dealing with in the form of the Putin regime and its information arm;” and because of that, they commit “two principled and fatal” mistakes reflecting their willingness to take the claims of Moscow’s representatives at face value.

Most people in the West make two fatal mistakes about Moscow ‘media,’


“In Putin’s Russia,” however, “there is no such ideology and no image of the future. There are not and cannot be any books entitled ‘Putinism.’ The Putin media simply destroys the foundations of all norms, moral, legal and scientific. It simply sows hatred, lies, crudities and provocations.”

http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/01/21/most-people-in-the-west-make-two-fatal-mistakes-about-moscow-media-yakovenko-says/
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 translated as: Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!!!  is a Ukrainian greeting slogan being used now all over Ukraine to signify support for a free independent Ukraine

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Re: The Propaganda War
« Reply #2054 on: January 21, 2018, 07:17:32 PM »
“Few in the West understand,” the Russian commentator writes, “what the world is dealing with in the form of the Putin regime and its information arm;” and because of that, they commit “two principled and fatal” mistakes reflecting their willingness to take the claims of Moscow’s representatives at face value.

Most people in the West make two fatal mistakes about Moscow ‘media,’


“In Putin’s Russia,” however, “there is no such ideology and no image of the future. There are not and cannot be any books entitled ‘Putinism.’ The Putin media simply destroys the foundations of all norms, moral, legal and scientific. It simply sows hatred, lies, crudities and provocations.”

http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/01/21/most-people-in-the-west-make-two-fatal-mistakes-about-moscow-media-yakovenko-says/

Certainly this is true for the LOST country of Ukraine or should I say "the Ukraine"?  Ukraine and it's supporters are quite happy to argue about articles, whereas is the future is just some kind of oblivion.  Don't worry, we are doing quite well under the massive Putin misinformation campaign.  While we are all massively oppressed here in Russia, we continue to look forward to the continuing progress here.  Maybe there will even be a day when the Ukrainian mensheviks lose their sway and the majority can get back to peace with Russia.

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Re: The Propaganda War
« Reply #2055 on: January 21, 2018, 08:13:28 PM »
Certainly this is true for the LOST country of Ukraine or should I say "the Ukraine"?  Ukraine and it's supporters are quite happy to argue about articles, whereas is the future is just some kind of oblivion.  Don't worry, we are doing quite well under the massive Putin misinformation campaign.  While we are all massively oppressed here in Russia, we continue to look forward to the continuing progress here.  Maybe there will even be a day when the Ukrainian mensheviks lose their sway and the majority can get back to peace with Russia.
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Re: The Propaganda War
« Reply #2056 on: January 21, 2018, 09:20:17 PM »
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At some point you'll wake up.

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Re: The Propaganda War
« Reply #2057 on: January 21, 2018, 09:40:34 PM »
The honeymoon ended long ago and I'm overcompensating for obvious reasons.

So you know the true reality of Putin and the state of the Russian media but you're lying to make an impression.
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Russia’s Full Spectrum Propaganda
« Reply #2058 on: January 23, 2018, 05:24:37 PM »

The importance of understanding how Russia is influencing( & distorting) so many cannot be underestimated --or ignored.
The detail here- a case study example- is very interesting to follow.


Russia’s Full Spectrum Propaganda
A case study in how Russia’s propaganda machine works


The Russian government’s propaganda and influence operations use a full spectrum model which spans social and traditional media.

Some of the channels it uses are overt and official; others are covert and claim to be independent. They all work together to create the appearance of multiple voices and points of view, masking a coordinated approach

http://medium.com/dfrlab/russias-full-spectrum-propaganda-9436a246e970
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The shield and sword of Kremlin propaganda
« Reply #2059 on: March 12, 2018, 07:42:18 PM »
Over the life of this thread  a lot has been linked here that helps the understanding of the depth and reach of state sponsored propaganda -this article focuses on the philosophy of Russian propaganda.
The astonishing reach and acceptance achieved in the US clearly illustrates how dangerous -- and effective it has( and is) been.
 


The shield and sword of Kremlin propaganda


The concept of “informational sovereignty” epitomizes the double standards of the Russian approach – “saving its own sovereignty” at the cost of the sovereignty of other states, by interfering in their internal affairs.

This means that sovereignty as such is not a value for Russia. Its “sword and shield” is all about a one-sided justification of interferences playing into the interests of one state that does not want to abide by international law and human rights standards – the Russian Federation.

http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/03/12/russias-ashmanov-doctrine-the-shield-and-sword-of-kremlin-propaganda/
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Catch Carlos If You Can
« Reply #2060 on: March 14, 2018, 09:16:09 PM »
This link could have been posted in the MH 17 thread -- but I think nearly everyone ( with a brain) understands that the Russians were responsible for shooting down that aircraft and the murder of 298 innocent people.

The anatomy of the Russian disinformation attempts that  are designed to create confusion and alternative potential explanations should be of interest to us all.
Over the last 4 years there has become a much greater understanding of the Russian methodology and effectiveness of sowing havoc in the media -- and the amazing acceptance by some of the ridiculous . At one time much of this would have simply been dismissed  -- but-- modern media facillitates the spread of of "fake" and blatantly false stories.

In the Russians case here-- they go to some effort to create a lie with legs.Of note- Putin himself used this explanation in interviews.

"A mysterious Twitter persona launched one of the most enduring Moscow-friendly hoaxes of the MH17 airline tragedy. We found the ex-convict behind the lie."

Catch Carlos If You Can

On July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over territory held by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Immediately after the tragedy, @spainbuca purported to be watching the events unfold from an air-traffic control tower at Kyiv's Boryspil Airport. It posted a string of dramatic claims suggesting Ukraine had shot down the plane and was attempting a cover-up.

One claim in particular ricocheted across Russian state media and Twitter: that two Ukrainian fighter jets had flown close to the Boeing 777 shortly before it disappeared from the radar.

But red flags about @spainbuca's credibility emerged quickly as well. Why was a Spanish air-traffic controller working in Kyiv? Where were the reports corroborating his claims? Why was he back in Ukraine after telling RT Spanish that he'd fled the country?

No evidence ever emerged that such a Spanish air-traffic controller actually worked at Boryspil, and @spainbuca was suspended by Twitter shortly after its MH17 tweets. Journalists and social-media users widely dismissed "Carlos" as a ruse. Still, some conspiracy theorists insisted his story was real and that he had either been targeted by Western intelligence services or gone into hiding. Others claimed he was part of the notorious Russian troll farm eventually indicted in the United States for alleged meddling in U.S. elections. One Ukrainian official has suggested the Carlos persona was a Russian intelligence operation.

The claims by Carlos about MH17 and his professional background were indeed a hoax.

http://www.rferl.org/a/catch-carlos-if-you-can-mh17-russia-ukraine/29065244.html
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Re: The Propaganda War
« Reply #2061 on: March 14, 2018, 09:33:07 PM »

Thought I would add this summary here too.  Of note -- is the way the nonsense explanation got to mainstream media,



The most comprehensive guide ever to MH17 conspiracies

Why the theories?
The reason for the conspiracy theories is clear:

http://euromaidanpress.com/2015/10/14/confuse-and-obfuscate-the-most-comprehensive-guide-ever-to-mh17-conspiracies/
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Thirty percent of the news on Russian TV is dedicated to Ukraine
« Reply #2062 on: Yesterday at 10:35:55 PM »

Often enough( all to often) we see these themes offered by the pro-Rus posters even here on this forum.
A third of all news on top Russian TV channels is dedicated to Ukraine, and more than 90% of references are negative. In the spotlight of Russian mass media are Ukrainian state institutions, which, according to the Russian media, represent a radical minority


Thirty percent of the news on Russian TV is dedicated to Ukraine


HWAG has analyzed the news of the top Russian channels over the past three years and presented six main narratives of Russian propaganda about Ukraine. 33% of all references to Ukraine are related to the thesis that there is a civil war in Ukraine. “Within this narrative, a lot is communicated about the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The focus is on the delegitimization of the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are being delegitimized by accusations that it commits crimes against the civilian population, against humanity. Allegedly, the Armed Forces suffer huge losses and are the source of ceasefire violations”, explained Ruslan Kavatsiuk, an analyst of Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group, advisor to the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.

In the second narrative, Russian propaganda presents Ukraine as “a failed state”. Russian media reinforce this thesis by delegitimizing public authorities. In 15% of all references to Ukraine, Russian propaganda highlights the diverse Russia assistance to Donbas. “This is one of the evidence of how the Russian authorities are trying to justify for their own population, on the one hand, why the Crimea was taken to the “Russian world”, and Donbas was not. On the other hand, the level of tension in Donbas itself is decreasing because the local population living there also wants to understand the answer to this question,” said Ruslan Kavatsiuk.

Among the other narratives of Russian propaganda is the coverage of Ukraine as a state in which Russophobia prevails, the Russian-speaking population is being persecuted, and the radical and “fascist” minority is in power. In six percent of the news, Russian mass media use the thesis that Ukraine is a puppet state controlled by the West. “If Ukraine, for example, has gained visa-free regime, it’s because the West is flirting with Ukraine. If the West has given nothing to Ukraine – it means that the West is punishing its puppet Ukraine. This is the carrot and the stick used by the West to rule Ukraine”, Ruslan Kavatsiuk said.

In addition to the fact that Russian mass media cover Ukraine only from the negative side, they often present false information. “Stop Fake” has found more than 2 thousand fake news in the Russian media over the past 4 years. “If you have been wondering which Russian media organizations are involved in the fake news production, the answer is all or almost all, briefly speaking. It does not make any difference if the organizations are state-owned or are in private ownership. In Russian realities, there is no difference, because, de facto, the information flow, the news cycle is regulated from the center”, – said Evhen Fedchenko, co-founder of “StopFake”.

http://uacrisis.org/66976-grupa-z-analizu-gibridnih-zagroz-ucmc
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