Thursday, February 25, 2021

“By focusing on the cognitive dimension of a target population, Russian doctrine hopes to sow doubt and discord. Digital technologies allow Russia to achieve this goal by offering an avenue to spread disinformation across state borders.”
– Bryce Johnston –

In 2015, a map for the U.S. military training exercise Jade Helm 15 was leaked. The map labeled certain states within the Southwest as hostile, enemy territories and Russian disinformation operatives seized on this chance to stoke conspiracy theories and sow division within the U.S. The Russian initiative was wildly successful and there are very real lessons that the private sector should learn from this event. To dig deeper Click here for the article Information Operations in the Era of TikTok. Then consider your news sources… carefully.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be strong. Lead well.