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Russia's information war in Sweden: Empirical study details active measures–propaganda, fake news,forgeries, disinfo
http://www.thelocal.se/20170107/swed...-in-new-study#

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EU Mythbusters

@EUvsDisinfo
Widely used disinformation practice: 1) Take a grain of truth, 2) inflate & distort it, 3) spread the message:
https://euvsdisinfo.eu/empty-europea...n-russian-tv/#
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Well worth reading....

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Released: Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.
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http://www.ndc.nato.int/news/news.php?icode=995#

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Russian state news keeping a close eye on Defense Ministry trash tabloid @zvezdanews' Facebook suspension.

A nation holds its breath.
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Russia Today media rebranded RT for more effective maskirovka deception, sprinkling journalism bits amid state-sponsored propaganda attacks.
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NOW even the Russian FM is getting into the "fake news fact checking clearing house business"......

The Russian foreign ministry's "fake news" page is also available in English:
http://www.mid.ru/en/nedostovernie-publikacii#

In best use of Russian stamp obsession I've seen in a while, MFA uses official-looking seal to declare news "fake."

Russian foreign ministry launches "fake news" page. First guilty parties: @NBCNews, @Telegraph, @nytimes, @business.

MIGHT become a badge of honor to be a western MSM included in this list....

WHAT is amazing is that the Russian FM is not on the list of "fake news" sites as they are the world's greatest lying machine and are producers of first rate "fake news" themselves......

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Reference US white nationalism ie neo Nazi.....

Some of the 73% under 30 look to Russia as the Great White Hope.

https://qz.com/869938/how-russia-sur...supremacists/#

Actually not surprising as US ultra right nationalists AND...neo Nazi's have attended the last two Russian ultra right conferences in 2015 and 2016...in St. Petersburg and Moscow
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Russia defense minister Shoigu on announcing creation of information operations forces:
"Propaganda must be smart, competent & effective"
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MustWatch
How a tiny pro-#AssadPutin "community" looks big by creating bot accounts, spreading their propaganda
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https://youtu.be/I4V2L-uusdM

Say hello to Russia's @Twitter trolls. Helped with this #BBC article on them
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-39041596#…
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Russia defense minister Shoigu on announcing creation of information operations forces:
"Propaganda must be smart, competent & effective"
Truth? What's that? Russian defense minister embraces "propaganda," hoping to make it "smart, competent & effective"
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Russia's military admits for the first time the scale of its information warfare.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/39062663#
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Russian TV-station offered youths in #Rinkeby #Sweden money to do some "action" in front of the camera.

This was on Feb 22, a few days after the statement about #Sweden by @realDonaldTrump and two days after the riots

http://www.radio24syv.dk/udvalgte-ny...lave-ballade/#

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Russian TV-station offered youths in #Rinkeby #Sweden money to do some "action" in front of the camera.

This was on Feb 22, a few days after the statement about #Sweden by @realDonaldTrump and two days after the riots

http://www.radio24syv.dk/udvalgte-ny...lave-ballade/#
Swedish teenagers offered cash by Russian TV to riot. We are in an information war - time for Europe to fight back.
http://www.thelocal.se/20170306/rink...to-bribe-them#

Youths were offered 44 USDs each for their "actions"....

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Just in the initial reading of the WL CIA data bump ...have myself have spotted 14 statements/sentences that are blatantly FSB/GRU planted disinformation.....

NOTICE just how this flanking WL support attempts to tie CIA to the Russian hacking tools THUS the DNC hacking was not Russia but a CIA false flag attack.....ALL DESIGNED to hurt Trump.....

NOTICE now the so called "Deep State" conspiracy myth gets it support...

In the Trump/Breitbart.com/Bannon world "Deep State" is being led by Obama....

zerohedge‏#
@zerohedge
The CIA has stolen malware produced by Russia, and can misdirect attribution to Moscow
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...astern#…

BUT WAIT......
Live Monitor‏#@amlivemon 2h
2 hours ago
Pure Russian disinformation

Live Monitor‏#@amlivemon 18m
18 minutes ago
I know both CIA & NSA well..the manipulative info mixed with disinformation selectively leaked by @Wikileaks is pure FSB propaganda #Vault7

REALLY not much to see in this data dump....exploits will be read about......necessary patches patched...hands washed and onto a new day...and a new cycle of exploits and zero days...

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Comments reference the WL CIA data dump from yesterday attempting to tie CIA to the Russian DNC hack and support the Trump and company thesis of being attacked by the "Deep State"....

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Some comments on the Wikileaks CIA/#vault7 leak

I thought I'd write up some notes about the Wikileaks CIA "#vault7" leak. This post will be updated frequently over the next 24 hours.


The CIA didn't remotely hack a TV. The docs are clear that they can update the software running on the TV using a USB drive. There's no evidence of them doing so remotely over the Internet. If you aren't afraid of the CIA breaking in an installing a listening device, then you should't be afraid of the CIA installing listening software.


The CIA didn't defeat Signal/WhattsApp encryption. The CIA has some exploits for Android/iPhone. If they can get on your phone, then of course they can record audio and screenshots. Technically, this bypasses/defeats encryption -- but such phrases used by Wikileaks arehighly misleading, since nothing related to Signal/WhatsApp is happening. What's happening is the CIA is bypassing/defeating the phone. Sometimes. If they've got an exploit for it, or can trick you into installing their software.


There's no overlap or turf war with the NSA. The NSA does "signals intelligence", so they hack radios and remotely across the Internet. The CIA does "humans intelligence", so they hack locally, with a human. The sort of thing they do is bribe, blackmail, or bedazzle some human "asset" (like a technician in a nuclear plant) to stick a USB drive into a slot. All the various military, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies have hacking groups to help them do their own missions.


The CIA isn't more advanced than the NSA. Most of this dump is child's play, simply malware/trojans cobbled together from bits found on the Internet. Sometimes they buy more advanced stuff from contractors, or get stuff shared from the NSA. Technologically, they are far#behind the NSA in sophistication and technical expertise.


The CIA isn't hoarding 0days. For one thing, few 0days were mentioned at all. The CIA's techniques rely upon straightforward hacking, not super secret 0day hacking Second of all, they aren't keeping 0days back in a vault somewhere -- if they have 0days, they are using them.


The VEP process is nonsense.#Activists keep mentioning the "vulnerability equities process", in which all those interested in 0days within the government has a say in what happens to them, with the eventual goal that they be disclosed to vendors. The VEP is nonsense. The activist argument is nonsense. As far as I can tell, the VEP is designed as busy work to keep people away from those who really use 0days, such as the NSA and the CIA. If they spend millions of dollars buying 0days because it has that value in intelligence operations, they aren't going to destroy that value by disclosing to a vendor. If VEP forces disclosure, disclosure still won't happen, the NSA will simply stop buying vulns.


There's no false flags. In several places, the CIA talks about making sure that what they do isn't so unique, so it can't be attributed to them. However, Wikileaks's press release hints that the "UMBRAGE" program is deliberately stealing techniques from Russia to use as a false-flag operation. This is nonsense. For example, the DNC hack attribution was live command-and-control servers simultaneously used against different Russian targets -- not a few snippets of code.


This hurts the CIA a lot. Already, one AV researcher has told me that a virus they once suspected came from the Russians or Chinese can now be attributed to the CIA, as it matches the description perfectly to something in the leak. We can develop anti-virus and intrusion-detection signatures based on this information that will defeat much of what we read in these documents. This would put a multi-year delay in the CIA's development efforts. Plus, it'll now go on a witch-hunt looking for the leaker, which will erode morale. Update:#Three extremely smart and knowledgeable people who I respect disagree, claiming it won't hurt the CIA a lot. I suppose I'm focusing on "hurting the cyber abilities" of the CIA, not the CIA as a whole, which mostly is non-cyber in function.


The CIA is not cutting edge.#A few days ago, Hak5 started selling "BashBunny", a USB hacking tool more advanced than the USB tools in the leak. The CIA seems to get most of their USB techniques from open-source projects, such Travis Goodpseeds "GoodFET" project.


The CIA isn't spying on us.#Snowden revealed how the NSA was surveilling all Americans. Nothing like that appears in the CIA dump. It's all legitimate spy stuff (assuming you think spying on foreign adversaries is legitimate).


Update #2: How is hacking cars and phones not SIGINT (which is the NSA's turf)?[*]#The answer is via physical access. For example, they might have a device that plugs into the ODBII port on the car that quickly updates the firmware of the brakes. Think of it as normal spy activity (e.g. cutting a victim's brakes), but now with cyber.
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Stop Fake @StopFakingNews

Tracking a Mysterious Missile Launcher Inside an Information War

http://www.stopfake.org/en/tracking-...ormation-war/#
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Kremlin bots instantly pounced on WikiLeaks dump, pushing false narrative that CIA framed Russia for hacking the DNC
http://thebea.st/2neCyPG

WikiLeaks' CIA dump came with a huge dezinformatsiya campaign that seemed poised and ready to exploit it.

“That narrative emerged far too quickly to have been organic...That usually speaks to some sort of automation or coordination.”

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Swedish teenagers offered cash by Russian TV to riot. We are in an information war - time for Europe to fight back.
http://www.thelocal.se/20170306/rink...to-bribe-them#

Youths were offered 44 USDs each for their "actions"....
How can there be "national security" when a US Congressman basically openly supports white supremacy and Russian disinformation.

Russian TV-station offered youths in #Rinkeby #Sweden money to do some "action" in front of the camera.

This was on Feb 22, a few days after the statement about #Sweden by @realDonaldTrump and two days after the riots
http://www.radio24syv.dk/udvalgte-ny...lave-ballade/#

Swedish teenagers offered cash by Russian TV to riot. We are in an information war - time for Europe to fight back.
http://www.thelocal.se/20170306/rink...to-bribe-them#

Youths were offered 44 USDs each for their "actions"....

NOW we have US Congressman King.......
Steve King‏
Verified account
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@SteveKingIA
Steve King Retweeted Voice of Europe
I visited this "No-Go Zone" in Sweden and felt the hostility of the Muslims only Rinkeby area.

Voice of Europe‏#
@V_of_Europe
Cameraman gets run over by a car in one of Sweden's 45 no-go zones. Even the police is afraid.

HAS Congressman King fully understood he was used and abused by Russian propaganda OR did HE openly choose to support that Russian propaganda effort....

NOTICE who is now supporting Congressman King....

Former KKK Imperial Wizard David Duke endorsing Congressman @SteveKingIA's call for racial purity.

QUOTE
David Duke
Just in case you are moving....sanity reigns supreme in Iowa's 4 congressional district
MAGA

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I have been drumbeating the use of Russian bot networks to amplify proTrump social media support....

And again I am not alone in seeing this Russian activity.....

Forbes

@Forbes
Only 3 million of Trump's 20 million Twitter followers are active domestic users
http://on.forbes.com/60148r68O

So who is driving the remaining 17M Twitter followers....actually computer servers and humans in the pay of Russian companies and or the Russian Intelligence Services...simple actually...

Just many Trump voters do not want to really accept that small fact of life...
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Over SIX MILLION of Trump's followers are fake. Paid-for Russian bots, perhaps?
https://www.twitteraudit.com/Realdonaldtrump


So again no Russian connections...
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