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Kremlin Watch Briefing: Can the EU limit the impact of disinformation ahead of the elections?

Topics of the Week Worth following! Atlantic Council’s DisinfoPortal launches “The Drop,” a new newsletter aiming at using global expertise to advance understanding of the threat of disinformation and to move the debate about the topic forward, towards needed solutions. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom leaves his position after being suspected of acting as a Soviet intelligence officer in the United States during the Cold

Kremlin Watch Briefing: What can the West do for Ukraine now?

NEW PUBLICATION The European Values Think-Tank introduces a new publication authored by our Non-resident Fellow Liubov Tsybulska: “Ukraine beyond 2019: Where should Western democracies assist?” It examines the relevance, lessons learnt and vulnerabilities in the following spheres: Development of society on civic principle instead of ethnic Reintegration of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions Work with historical memory Psychological support for the most traumatized groups of the population Development of the political and cultural

Kremlin Watch Briefing: How Russia attempts to recruit informers in Estonia

NEW PUBLICATION Let us announce the publication of a new Kremlin Watch Report called “Operation Dragoon Ride 2015: Disinformation and Counter-disinformation Strategies”, authored by our former intern, MAJ Jennifer L. Purser (United States Army). The report is focused on the effects of pro-Russian disinformation during Operation Dragoon Ride 2015 and assesses counter-disinformation strategies for NATO convoys. ODR ´15 was a combined US Army and NATO convoy from the Baltic through Poland

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Online platforms should provide more access to information for researchers

Topics of the Week The European Commission calls for online platforms to provide more information to researchers in its monthly report. Mueller report released: No verified collusion, unclear on obstruction of the investigation. New report: online platforms should be more transparent and establish robust appeal procedures. Good Old Soviet Joke In the time of Stalin’s mass purges, a knock at the door woke a family in the middle of the night. All family

Kremlin Watch Briefing: European Parliament calls out Russia and calls for Magnitsky Act-like sanctions

Topics of the Week The European Parliament pointed out that Russia is not a strategic partneranymore and calls for new Magnitsky-style sanctions. Russian oligarch sued the U.S. government over sanctions posed on him last year. Vladimir Putin “celebrated” Crimean residents as heroes and survivors of the “Crimean Spring.” ENISA’s forward-looking recommendations to improve the cybersecurity of electoral processes in the EU. Good Old Soviet Joke Advertisement: “I am selling a mobile phone from Soviet

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russian citizens protest against new limits of internet freedom

Topics of the Week Russian citizens protest as the State Duma seeks to further limit internet freedoms. Most of the U.S. citizens have firm opinions on Russian influence on U.S. elections. New report says that English-language versios of RT and Sputnik produced as many as 138 separate narratives about the Skripal poisoning. Good Old Soviet Joke “Did you know that the Nobel Prize committee has decided to award a new prize this year

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Are Russian media victims of the West?

Topics of the Week The European Commission frustrated at Facebook for not sharing enough data. U.S. Cyber Command Disrupted Internet Access of Russian Troll Factory for a Day During the 2018 Midterms. Kremlin’s Current Narrative: Russian media are victims of the West! Canada’s Standing Committee on National Defence recommends further sanctions against Russia and to support resistance to hybrid attacks in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia. Good Old Soviet Joke At an international symposium, the FBI, the

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Twitter plans to help with political adds transparency prior to the EP elections

Topics of the Week Twitter announced it will allow European users access to sponsorship information for political ads prior to the elections to the European Parliament. Russian hackers are the fastest, according to the Crowdstrike Security Firm. Kremlin’s Current Narrative: Everyone wants war except Russia. Do not miss Swedish MSB’s handbook for communication officers. Good Old Soviet Joke Who would win a trivia contest “What do you know about USSR?” The CIA agents. Policy &

Kremlin Watch Briefing: The new British report summarizing the British inquiry into disinformation includes exemplary recommendations

Topics of the Week The UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published its final report on disinformation with multiple recommendations, including the necessity of social media to take legal responsibility for harmful content and the reform of electoral laws. Three online video channels targeting American millennials have been suspended by Facebook due to evidence they are funded by the Russian government. New Robotrolling: On the social network VK, only 14 % of messages

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russian influence operations in Africa and South America under spotlight

Topics of the Week Wagner mercenaries received passports from the same office as the GRU cover agents. Facebook and Twitter removed thousands of Russian, Iranian and Venezuelan accounts. Great Britain should use the 2018 Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Actagainst Russia if it attempts to attack British nationals in the future. Good Old Soviet Joke After the World Ice Hockey Championship in 1985, the government of Czechoslovakia receives a telegram from the defeated Soviets:

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