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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 03:16 PM

NATO says it sees sharp rise in Russian disinformation since Crimea seizure

Source: Reuters

NATO accused Russia of escalating a disinformation campaign since the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Ukraine's Crimea region, saying Russian websites such as Sputnik and RT had posted false stories, the alliance's spokeswoman said on Saturday.

There is increasing concern among senior NATO and European Union officials over Russia's ability to use television and the Internet to spread what they say is fake news.

The defense alliance of 28 democracies says it has recorded more than a score of Russian myths in the last two years which it has attempted to knock down with factsheets, interviews, rebuttals and videos.

"NATO has been dealing with a significant increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation since Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014," spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said in an email.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-russia-media-idUSKBN15Q0MG?il=0

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Reply NATO says it sees sharp rise in Russian disinformation since Crimea seizure (Original post)
herding cats Feb 2017 OP
ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #1
burrowowl Feb 2017 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2017 #3
ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #4
Nitram Feb 2017 #5
MBS Feb 2017 #6
yurbud Feb 2017 #7

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 05:37 PM

1. I'm telling you

the way to go is to put a platform in geosynchronous orbit above the Kremlin and place on said platform a focused beam EMP device. Anytime Russia starts hacking or sending out false info, just zap them back to the stone age. Simple, effective, no one gets hurt.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 05:48 AM

2. Agree!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 08:12 AM

3. I'm not sure there's a geosynchronous orbit above the Kremlin.

Other than that, it's a great idea.

Zapping 'em back to the stone age, I haven't seen television that cool since the Bush/Cheney production of "Shock-n-Awe".

(kidding, as I'm sure you are too)

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:57 PM

4. I'm not even sure

such a weapon exists (although, if I can dream it up, so can the military). I see it as a conflation of the Star Wars program from the Reagan era and modern cyber warfare. Wouldn't it be cool, though?!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 02:29 PM

5. Well duh. It was clear to see here on DU.

Though it seems to have calmed down since the election.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 02:35 PM

6. No surprise.

But good to have it documented.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 04:09 PM

7. uh...what was wrong with the referendum they had there?

And what should they have done about their bases there when a coup installed a government hostile to Russia?

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