U.S. Preps for Infowar on Russia | DailyBS

a bipartisan initiative led by Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy has authorized $160 million over two years to fight propaganda state actors through a little-known interagency office housed at the State Department called the Global Engagement Center (GEC).

Bipartisan Russian sanctions legislation, proposed last month by Sens. Ben Cardin and John McCain, would expand it even further, dedicating an additional $100 million for the GEC and others to support objective Russian-language journalism, counter “fake news,” and support research on the effects of information warfare.

The GEC will track foreign propaganda campaigns, analyze the tactics, and counter them through a series of grants to overseas journalists, civil-society organizations, and private companies.

Read Article →

Missing residents | Colonel Cassad

On November 30, the “local activists” said that in the militant-controlled areas of Aleppo are 300,000 civilians. After the complete liberation of the Eastern neighborhoods and check out everyone in Idlib from 1 to 16 December, it became clear that in the liberated territories was 152 000 civilians (both those who stayed and those who left with the rebels). 148 000 were dissolved in the fog of the propaganda war.
You can certainly make allowances for the fact that the victims in the fighting were civilians and some percentage may still be hiding in basements, but it is clear that in the interests of propaganda, the population of the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo had been overstated by almost 2 times, as the liberation of the city fairly quickly appeared when vacated areas, the army found where there is less people than there should be according to the statements of militants and the Western media.

Read Article →

The Aleppo Information front | Colonel Cassad

As a whole, amid the end of the battle for Aleppo in its military dimension, the information battle is still in full swing and the West cannot come to terms with what happened, is still openly supporting terrorist organizations, seeking to present the case so that Syria, Russia and Iran won not because he hacked the defense of militants repelled all counterattacks and cleared the town in heavy fighting, but because they bombed hospitals and killed children. In this respect it is highly interesting to compare the flow of information propaganda and anti-Assad Syrian resources.

Read Article →

Washington Post eats crow | RT

Facing threats of legal action, the Washington Post has been forced to add an editor’s note distancing the paper from a dubious website, PropOrNot, which it had initially endorsed as a group of nonpartisan experts on “Russian propaganda.”

The Post came under fire on social media for its provocative hit piece which claimed that “Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda campaign” actually influenced the US presidential election.

Read Article →

“Propaganda can’t win. Dominance in technology can” – Vladimir Rubanov

Victory in the information war means subjection of the enemy and absolute power over him. This is the concept of George Stein, who calls the goal of information warfare on the minds of those who make the key decisions of war and peace, the use of capacity and capability the strategic level. It is, therefore, about the transformation of information warfare in a “war of knowledge” or, as it is defined by the author of the concept of “epistemic warfare.” Obviously this is far from the common understanding of “information war” as a large-scale propaganda aimed at a mass audience.

Read Article →