The effectiveness of Russian propaganda is increasing. It scares the Americans, said the publication «GORDON» Russian opposition leader and political analyst Konstantin Borovoy, commenting on the message that the U.S. congressional Committee on intelligence was invited to the hearings of representatives of the companies Facebook, Google and Twitter.
«Russia is using propaganda tools and information effects in two directions: propaganda through the media and social networks (what most Americans care about) the creation of agent networks using the social networks in the territory of the «potential enemy». These two areas are developing very actively. Not only in the United States. When hundreds of thousands of German citizens of Russian origin suddenly become advocates, in essence, the Nazi party, all this was brought to attention,» – said Borovoy.
According to him, Russia has created hundreds of structures that are actively preparing for the information war.
«In Russia, as I understand it, it is about creating large structures that Shoigu (Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. – «GORDON») called the information troops. In addition to the Ministry of defense this is a work of the FSB, the GRU, the Federal security service of the Russian Federation. Our research shows that there are hundreds of structures created for information warfare and information influence on American and Russian society», – said the expert.
He stressed that Russian propaganda has not only political goals.
«The effectiveness of propaganda on people is growing exponentially. It scares Americans. Besides political interests, there are also economic. It is possible to earn big money, affecting the economy, energy networks, using the tools of propaganda as a weapon of war. And all these Russian organizations are prepared to time «H» at the right moment to inflict maximum damage to the enemy. Such training goes. It can be seen. Sadly, that intelligence agencies of the Western community not yet fully understand the danger,» – said Borovoy.
According to him, Western intelligence agencies are unable to counter the propaganda of Russia’s activity because of the lack of funds allocated for research of technologies of information influence on people on the Internet.
«Social networking is a modern tool of communication between people. It would be strange if the security services didn’t use it. Russian is used very effectively, including to penetrate into closed computer networks, to work with hackers. Through social networks is the so called dark Internet. Therefore, the concern of USA is quite clear for me. But now there’s no cure. Primarily because few resources are committed to the study of these phenomena. The experience of the struggle there. Once the Terrans were shocked by the emergence of computer viruses. But over time, the tools to counter found. Today the viral feature of social networks is performed by Russian special services. And the Americans are looking for ways to counter them,» said the source.
On 27 September it became known that representatives of Facebook, Google and Twitter were invited to Congress to testify on alleged Russian interference in presidential elections in the United States in 2016. One of the news Agency Reuters reported that representatives of three companies were invited to the meeting of the Senate Committee on intelligence, US on 1 November.
On 22 September, the founder of Facebook mark Zuckerberg said that the Facebook team will give to Congress information about the purchase of advertising accounts associated with Russia. On 6 September, the Director of security Facebook Alex Stamos said that almost two years Facebook accounts from Russia were bought and distributed in the social network political advertising. Subsequently, Facebook blocked all those pages.
In October 2016 the United States government officially accused Russia of hacking into the servers of American political parties, and meddling in the presidential election process in the country. In the Kremlin these charges are called «nonsense».
On 10 December, the CIA concluded that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election to help the Republican candidate Donald Trump to win over the representative of the Democratic party Hillary Clinton. In the published us intelligence report says that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered to start a campaign for intervention in U.S. elections. These charges are the speaker of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov called «obscene».
Upland: All saw the impact of Russian propaganda, when hundreds of thousands of German citizens of Russian origin suddenly became supporters of the Nazi party 28.09.2017