This CREST brief by Dr Cerwyn Moore looks at how Russian state disinformation operates in Ukraine.
How does Russian state disinformation operate in Ukraine? This CREST brief by Dr Cerwyn Moore summarises the findings from the full report, which can be read here.
The is part of a series on disinformation to come out of the Actors and Narratives programme. The other three reports in the Russia and Disinformation series: ‘The Case of the Caucasus’, ‘Maskirovka’, and ‘Institutions and Actors’ can be found at www.crestresearch.ac.uk/tag/russia-disinformation
As covered in the CREST report on disinformation and maskirovka, the term disinformation is often used to embrace concepts such as ‘strategic deception’, ‘active measures’, information operations, psychological operations, concealment, and deniability.
The common factor is the use of various information tools to convey selective, incomplete and/or distorted messages in order to influence targeted audiences.
Disinformation may accompany traditional diplomacy and be aimed at promoting ‘strategic narratives’ which seek to shape the views of target audiences; it may also be aimed at undermining credibility or undermining the confidence of perceived adversaries by disrupting their own narratives and sowing confusion and mistrust.
Read, download and share the Executive Summary: Russia and Disinformation: The Case of Ukraine (Summary)
The full report can be found here.
All the reports in this series can be found here.
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