Hostile Influence Strategies & Operations

Fighting Disinformation: Disclose Stories, Scenarios, Tools, and Identify Targets

In the ‘global village’, we are facing industrial scale lying, toxic narratives to produce serials of fake news, originating from Russia. However, debunking fake news doesn’t help in the long run although it is essential to check facts. It’s important to disclose false stories, scenarios, tools, and identify targets. Putting more effort into media literacy is also part of the solution.

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ICDS V-Talk with Brian Whitmore, CEPA: Russia’s Hybrid Warfare – How Resilient Are We?

Has the West adequately responded to the Russian military aggression against Ukraine? Is there no other way to supply energy to Europe than building Nord Stream 2? How serious is the threat of Russian fake news? Watch the ICDS V-Talk with Brian Whitmore, Senior Fellow and Russia Program Director of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) after an insightful and sharp discussion on Russia’s hybrid warfare at ICDS on 11 March 2019.

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Sakkov: Naming and Shaming Doesn’t Work on Russian Leaders

“Naming and shaming does not work on Russia’s leaders because they don’t feel shame,” Sven Sakkov, Director of the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS), told Finnish daily Turun Sanomat after debunking three myths about cyber security at the Salo Cyber Talks event on 29 January.

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Teperik at the Europe-Ukraine Forum 2019: We Should Admit That Debunking Fake News Doesn’t Work

“Since disinformation is very systematic by nature, our response must also be systematic, not sporadic or project-based. We should admit that debunking fake news does not work,” stressed Dmitri Teperik, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS), at the Europe-Ukraine Forum 2019 “Ukraine After 2019: A Change or a Continuation?” in Rzeszow, Poland on 24–25 January.

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Who Benefits from Our Communications Illiteracy?

It is becoming harder to ignore the fact that many Western experts and a certain interested section of the public are spending disproportionate amounts of time speculating about the personal and social vulnerabilities associated with the spread of so-called computational propaganda—technogenic disinformation produced on an industrial scale and distributed openly by bots or other semi-automatic methods.

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