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RIAC and RUSI Discuss Challenges to Information Space in Russia and the UK

... the analysis of challenges to the information spaces of Russia and the UK, the rules of conduct in the information space, and media codes in Russia and the UK, the development of social networks and their influence, the creation, spread and effects of fake news in both countries On January 20, 2020, in Moscow, RIAC held the final workshop of the bilateral Russia-UK security project. The project started in 2016 and completed its fourth cycle on January 20, 2020. RIAC partner in the project is the ...


Disinformation 2020 – US elections, AI, deepfakes, manipulation

An Oxford study of the 2018 US elections showed most of social media fake news and election interference came from domestic US sources. Regardless, as 2020 US election frenzy begins, prepare for an ever louder cacophony of howls on Russian meddling.Source: Almost everything we experience, beyond what we ...


Issues of Media Credibility in the New Technological Conditions Discussed at the Central House of Journalists

... acquisition of information, but it also sets fundamentally new requirements for both producers and consumers of media content. Modern news media often do not have the opportunity to conduct a thorough fact check of the information received. As a result, fake news is born, which often becomes a tool for manipulating public consciousness. The use of machine learning allows to produce such content in truly industrial quantities and constantly improve the quality. At the same time, fakes have ceased to be ...


US Fake Media? – or CIA Assets?

... New York Times, before writing his own news from Moscow. And if there was any discrepancy between what Washington Post and New York Times wrote, and what he could see in Moscow with his own eyes, he should NOT write his own story, but simply make a fake news-report from Moscow to his own newspaper’s readers, to confirm what Washington Post and New York Times reported. Interestingly, the editor-leadership of the mentioned newspaper has for longer periods had close relations to top-US official circles ...


Why China Will Win the Artificial Intelligence Race

... (CSAIL) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) to create an AI-based filter to “stamp out fake-news outlets before the stories spread too widely.” Sergey Karelov: AI Nationalism and AI Nationalization Are ahead But what exactly constitutes fake news? Does it include media-colluded lies over Iraqi possession of weapons of mass destruction in 2002? Or the egregiously fraudulent Nurse Nayirah testimony a decade earlier? Will the binary logic of “you are either with us, or against us” ...


Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them

... Literature Library: It had to move to the building of the U.S. Embassy in central Moscow. 3. The Russia–West information warfare Robert Legvold: U.S.-Russia Relations: The Price of Cold War “The idea that Russia did not meddle in our election is fake news,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) last summer. The U.S. political establishment has no doubts that Russia interfered in the American presidential campaign. However, the Kremlin repeatedly denies these accusations , with many Russian pundits ...


“Russian Propaganda”: On Social Networks, in Eastern Europe, and Soon Everywhere

... influence in particular. This interest has increased dramatically over the past few years. The authors of the report cite extensively from Clint Watts’s Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News. Watts, a former FBI operative, described the recent changes to the Washington ecosystem in a recent podcast interview . According to him, prior to the 2016 presidential election, Washington’s main fad was cybersecurity, which had replaced ...


Olga Alekseeva: Information War Affects Ordinary People

... Olga Alekseeva, RIAC Member and Editor-in-Chief of online newspaper shares her thoughts on information wars and Telegram channels that have recently become very popular. Pavel Koshkin: Make Facts Great Again: Is it Possible to Withstand Fake News? How dangerous is information war? Unfortunately, information war is our today’s reality and a whole paradigm that is, regrettably, being built now in global politics. Of course, an information war might seem less terrible at first sight ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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