Why Russia’s propaganda is spreading like wildfire — and who can stop it?
By Alexey Kosenko The Kremlin’s use of social media to spread its propaganda is becoming a new phenomenon in Russian politics.
Many are calling for a crackdown, saying the Kremlin has no idea how to use social media effectively.
The problem is that there is no effective way to prevent this from happening.
It is possible to take measures against disinformation, but they are limited in scope.
In Russia, social media is a tool used to spread propaganda and to spread false information.
The key to effective social media campaigns is understanding the information that is being disseminated and the content of the messages, says Dmitry Gudkov, a former chief of Russia’s Information Technology Ministry and an expert on disinformation.
The disinformation campaign has a number of targets.
It’s mainly aimed at the mainstream media and the establishment political class, as well as the intelligentsia and the business community, he says.
In a recent opinion piece in The Washington Post, Gudov warned that the Kremlin is planning a “massive effort to spread disinformation in the media, as it was in the Soviet Union and in its war against the West.”
It is also used to discredit and discredit opponents, he wrote.
This kind of information has been widely distributed in the United States and Europe.
But how effective are these efforts?
In a 2015 report for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the OSCE Monitoring Mission noted that disinformation campaigns have been used to “mislead” citizens into believing that the government is a “criminal organization” and “terror organization.”
The OSCE found that about 20 percent of the disinformation in 2015 involved “fake news,” and that about 40 percent involved “malicious information.”
In the United Kingdom, the British Parliament is investigating a new government spinoff company that sells fake news to U.K. audiences, and a report published in 2016 by the International Crisis Group found that the disinformation campaign against the Scottish National Party was “deeply damaging.”
A Russian disinformation campaign is also being carried out against the United Arab Emirates, a NATO member.
According to the OPCW report, a Russian disinformation operation targeting the UAE in 2014 “focused on the UAE’s ongoing efforts to establish its presence in Syria, which was a goal of the Russian military and its intelligence service.”
The UAE had previously been considered a partner of Russia in Syria.
According the report, Russian disinformation campaigns in 2015 targeted the UAE government and “the political and economic leadership of the UAE.”
Russia and the UAE were among the countries targeted by a series of propaganda campaigns targeting the 2016 election that were published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
The report also noted that “the Russian military has employed a number, possibly thousands, of digital disinformation campaigns that have affected U.N. Member States and other Western nations.”
These campaigns are often carried out in collaboration with the Russian state and their state-owned media outlets, and are designed to undermine U.R.M. and the global system of democracy,” the report noted.
The United States has been working with the United Nations to establish a task force to investigate these efforts.
The task force is being led by the former Secretary of State, John Kerry, who is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has called on Moscow to abandon its aggressive actions.
The task force, headed by Kerry, will provide recommendations on how to address the issues identified by the OSCE.
It will also have the authority to investigate and punish Russia for its alleged efforts to influence the U,S.
The U.s. government has not been able to do so, says Christopher Anders, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council who was not involved in the task force’s work.”
It’s a real challenge to the United State, to the U., to the international system,” he said.
According with a 2016 report by the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Russia has been a major driver of disinformation.
In fact, in 2016, Russia received more than three times more media coverage than the United states, and the U in 2017.
Russia also used disinformation against the Ukraine, and has been responsible for the spread of fake news on Facebook and other platforms.