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Kremlin false disinfo narrative: Russia 'liberated' states it oppressed

Lukas Andriukaitis is Associate Analyst at Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis and a Digital Forensic Research Associate at Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab.

A variety of similar posts portraying Russia as a liberator rather than occupier of Europe have been appearing on Russian social media site VK (VKontakte) for years. Analysis of these posts revealed a wider Kremlin narrative and VK users’ interest in it.


The social and economic impact of chemical weapons attacks

The use of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) weapons by terrorists has long been considered a credible danger. For a long time, it was difficult to draw broad conclusions from the relatively rare occurrences of such acts using CBRN materials. The Tokyo subway incident (1995), the Anthrax incidents in the USA (2001), the Litvinenko poisoning (2006), and the Salisbury nerve agent incidents (2018) give us some basis to draw broader conclusions as to the overall impact that such events have on communities and society.


Statement on Russian media publication of hacked II documents

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We must teach media literacy in the American school system

This article is an opinion piece by a Haley Marie Jacks, a US teacher candidate in the US.

The current supposedly tech-savvy generation of US teens has a horrendous track record in discerning fake news and false information they come across on multiple social media platforms and the internet, studies have found.

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