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Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russia not a priority disinformation threat for the European Commission

Topics of the Week Russia is still not a priority threat for the European Commission when it comes to disinformation campaigns. In order to maintain a good relationship with President Trump, Ukraine is freezing investigations into Paul Manafort’s connections in the country. Read the main conclusions of the National Threat Assessment issued by the State Security Department of Lithuania. Good Old Soviet Joke Poruchik Rzhevsky is putting on his riding boots, about to take

Kremlin Watch Briefing: British Parliament moves toward a more coordinated investigation

Topics of the Week British Parliament moves toward an effective and comprehensive investigation of Russian influence, setting an example for other national parliaments to expose and counter disinformation and influence operations. The Democratic Party has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Russia, Trump, and Wikileaks for carrying out an illegal conspiracy to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The US and British governments have issued a joint alert warning businesses about

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony

Topics of the Week How do Estonian intelligence service assess the threat the Kremlin poses to Estonian national security? Read about Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony. New US sanctions are hitting Russia hard, sending the stock market tumbling and targeting the wealth and businesses of several oligarchs close to Putin. If you want to know what the Kremlin thinks of the situation in Syria, read what its representatives say about it. Good Old Soviet Joke

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russian diplomats must travel back to Moscow

Topics of the Week More than 70 security policy experts from 21 countries have signed our Open Call urging NATO allies and the EU to join our British friends and expel contingents of Russian intelligence officers from their soil. The complete Open Call with its list of signatories is available here: www.europeanvalues.net/allies/ 17 EU member states have decided to expel Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his

Kremlin Watch Briefing: US and UK strengthen their positions, the EU and the Dutch trip over their own feet

Topics of the Week The European Commission’s high-level group of experts have issued a report on disinformation. It has little significance in practice and completely circumvents the issue of hostile disinformation operations. Meanwhile, the EEAS East STRATCOM Task Force, the only EU institutional group with serious clout in countering disinformation operations, is under fire by the Dutch Parliament. Who poisoned Sergei Skripal and his daughter? According to the Kremlin’s official

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Lies travel fast

Topics of the Week Social media companies should have national offices in order to better understand local environments and norms. This would prevent their making mistakes while working to avert the spread of disinformation and hate speech on their platforms. A new groundbreaking study about fake news on Twitter reveals that lies spread remarkably faster than truth, reach more people, and penetrate deeper into the social network. Perhaps most notably

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russian trolls and U.S. politics

Topics of the Week Twitter is banning the methods used by bots and trolls to spread false stories on the network. Twitter users will no longer be able to post identical messages from multiple accounts or use software to perform other simultaneous actions. A new report by the US Congressional House Science, Space and Technology Committee presents previously undisclosed social media posts showing how Russian trolls sought to inflame tensions

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Twitter’s mission against bots and trolls

Topics of the Week Twitter is banning the methods used by bots and trolls to spread false stories on the network. Twitter users will no longer be able to post identical messages from multiple accounts or use software to perform other simultaneous actions. Do you have to ensure the cybersecurity of your political campaign but lack the resources? The Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has prepared

Kremlin Watch Briefing: The West should learn from the Baltics

Topics of the Week The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies has published a call for scholars to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on the topic of “The United States, Europe, and Global Order.” We encourage eligible and interested candidates to use this wonderful opportunity. The French Minister of Culture has spoken about the plan for an anti-disinformation law in more detail. The goal of the bill

Kremlin Watch Briefing: New “blacklist” of Russian oligarchs in the US

Topics of the Week The Kremlin Watch Program is looking for an intern! If you would like to contribute to our work, send us your application for a four-month internship by February 11th. You don’t have to come to the Czech Republic to work with us, the internship can take place externally. More information is available on our website. The US Treasury department will provide Congress with a new ‘blacklist’ of

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