Each one Teach One: How do Russia’s Lies Distort our Perceptions

The previous video, Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News, breaks down a Russian lie about the origin of the AIDS virus: it was a lie that distorted my view of the Federal Government for decades.

The lie was the U.S. Government created AIDS and used it on Gays.

A screenshot of a newspaper headline that reads AIDS is a U.S. Biological Attack on African-Americans and Gays
A headline that reads AIDS is a U.S. Biological Attack on African-Americans and Gays.

Reagan’s homophobic response to AIDS gave power to Russia’s lie.

I could believe his government used my people to test a weapon.

In truth, Ronald Reagan was simply a homophobe in a culture of institutional homophobia.

Reagan was a man of his time.

The #LGBTQ community continued to challenge the law and the Constitution prevailed: we won the right to serve our country and legally marry.

One of the goals of Russian information warfare is to create a society in which we can’t tell the difference between fact and fiction. Brookings

This second video from the New York Times dissects the seven point strategy Russia uses when it launches a cyber attack.

How did Russia’s lies distort your perception of our government during the 2016 campaign?

A Fake YouTube video that falsely claims the U.S. welfare system supports Muslim men who have four wives
A Fake YouTube video that smears Muslims. Source, the New York Times.

I urge you to watch the third video, ‘How Disinformation Is Taking Over the World’

A screenshot from a New York Times video that explains how Russian disinformation affects Americans
How Do Russia’s Lies Distort Your Perceptions of Reality

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Fabricating Reality – The War on the American Mind

How does the average person fathom a warfare as advanced and complex as psychological warfare.

First conceptualized by the  KGB  in the 1923 and refined for the
21st Century by the Russian Federation under Vladimir Putin.

What does FBI Director Comey mean when he says he says the FBI  is investigating a covert Russian effort to interfere in the U.S. 2016
Presidential election?

The most important concept to understand is Active Measures.

“…a form of political warfare conducted by Soviet intelligence and security services to influence the course of world events. Active measures range “from media manipulations to special actions involving various degrees of violence” and include disinformation, propaganda, counterfeiting official documents, assassinations…”


Russia’s ‘Active Measures’ Are Back with a Vengeance

In this short video I illustrate  how  the Kremlin uses
‘Active Measures’ to spin lies into alternate facts.

 

Slide show by Rob Goldstein

Download and read #TheMuellerReport

Listen to #TheMuellerReport on YouTube

Read a searchable version of #TheMuellerReport at the New York Times.

Theme from Psycho by Bernard Herrmann‘s
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