Suspiciously, Reuters reported shortly after Trump was sworn in to office, Russia had sold a 19% stake of the oil firm through a cascade of intermediaries, making tracing of its final owner(s) impossible.
Thus, revelations of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s hasty resignation, for having been caught by wiretap discussing sanctions against Russia, as well as news that Trump officials had many such repeated contacts with Russian officials, might make one suspect there had been a behind-the-scenes negotiation of a quid-pro-quo for Trump’s personal gain.
Stoking fears over the national debt, attacking institutions such as the Federal Reserve, and attempts to discredit Western financial experts and business leaders are all part of this arsenal.
These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance.
Today, we at are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.” By publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of You Tube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDo S attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses.
Russian interference in the 2016 US election has been widely documented in press reports, the Atlantic provides a reasonable summary of the details in the official joint US Intelligence Agencies report.
After stonewalling and denying, in time even Donald Trump conceded the basic truth it actually took place.
Or, if it’s ignored, to charge that nation’s press with political censorship. When a large well-funded actor engages in organized gaming of mass communications, it can be a powerful propaganda tool to shift perceptions across whole populations.
Just about every state and large PR firms for corporate clients do this.More often than not, active measures sidestep traditional diplomacy and normal state-to-state relationships.The Russian government today employs the state-to-people and people-to-people approaches on social media and the internet, directly engaging U. and European audiences ripe for an anti-American message, including the alt-right and more traditional right-wing and fascist parties.Russia’s social media campaigns seek five complementary objectives to strengthen Russia’s position over Western democracies: In sum, these influence efforts weaken Russia’s enemies without the use of force.Russian social media propaganda pushes four general themes to advance Moscow’s influence objectives and connect with foreign populations they target.Instead, the goal is to trick or manipulate trusted press outlets in each country into reporting fake news.