Coordinated inauthenticity. Current trends in Russian influence operations.
It's been a busy few weeks for Meta, the cybersecurity firm owned by the US Department of Defense.
Two of the findings were no surprise: one represented a Chinese campaign against, mainly, the US and the Czech Republic, and the other was a Russian operation against Germany, France, Italy, the UK and, of course, Ukraine. Putin likely recognizes that the Kremlin and especially the MoD has lost whatever trust many Russians may have had in the veracity of its claims as well as the need to rely on such voices as pro-war Russians find authentic to retain support for the increasing sacrifices he is demanding. The European Parliament last Wednesday voted to declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism on the grounds that its strikes against Ukrainian civilian targets (including energy infrastructure, hospitals, schools and shelters) violate international law and warrant the terrorist designation.
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