It’s been reported that Moscow-based think-tank the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies was responsible for the road map underpinning Russia’s 2016 US election cyber influence campaign. Confidential strategy documents produced by the think-tank in June 2016 allegedly recommended Russia 'launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets.'
An internet governing body in Africa may soon refuse to allocate new IP addresses to governments that cut off internet access to their citizens (the worst offenders include Gabon, Ethiopia, Algeria, The Gambia, Congo, Zimbabwe, Burundi and Uganda).
A Latvian NGO that specialises in investigative journalism has found that three Baltic Russian-language news sites known as Baltnews, which have been designed to appear locally founded, are in fact secretly linked to the Kremlin’s global propaganda network.
Evidence of censorship of image in WeChat’s group chat feature. A user with a China account attempts to send a picture of the cover of a report on the 709 Crackdown published by China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group 中国维权律师关注组 and is blocked. Reproduced with permission from Citizen Lab.