WEB WAR I

Cyber warfare was an emerging battlefield until now. Russia has equipped itself with cyber troops, bringing us into a completely new era of cyber conflicts.  Amidst all of the western accusations of cyber attacks from Russia, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced their new military branch – Information Warfare Troops, showing that they are ready to …

THE WESTERN DISTRUST IN MEDIA: A FERTILE GROUND FOR RUSSIA FAKE NEWS

Classical newspapers are suffering from 'alternativ facts' from Russian websites

“Sold out”, “one-track thinking instruments” or “part of a mediatic-political conspiracy”, media are suffering from a certain bad image in Western countries. The gap between people and their media seems to be bigger than ever. In the distrustful unstable times, one actor is extricating itself: Russia whose ‘alternative facts’ benefit from a more than ever …

SMARTPHONES TO THE RESCUE

Smartphones are nowadays one of the essentials in refugee’s survival kits. Also migrant smugglers are aware of the strength of social media to openly promote their services like a legitimate travel agency. If all this information is to be found on social media, isn’t Europe more able than to conduct more effective search-and-rescue operations in …