Apparently the Russian Information Warfare machine is attempting to not influence the media in Eastern Europe, but to outright purchase it, control it, and then run it.
Is it to influence CIS countries? Ooze into those countries and gain control? Spread the network of Russian Information Warfare through more outlets? Expand RT television and Sputnik News? The answer to all the above is yes, and then some.
A Mystery in Albania
Russia? Again? Buying, controlling, manipulating, using media in other countries?
by Peter Gross17 October 2017
In a universe of fake news and other types of Kremlin-driven, hyperactive information warfare in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, a widely disseminated story in Tirana’s media about Russians seeking to purchase an unidentified Albanian newspaper and three online portals remains an enigma. It seems a bizarre, aimless bit of information that could well be fake news (?), a provocation (?), pre-emptive…
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