You Rotten Communist Russian Spies – Have You No Shame?

An Initial Set of Sites That Reliably Echo Russian Propaganda

We have used a combination of manual and automated analysis, including analysis of content, timing, technical indicators, and other reporting, in order to initially identify (“red-flag”) the following as Russian propaganda outlets. We then confirmed our initial assessment by applying whatever criteria we did not originally employ during the red-flag process, and we reevaluate our findings as needed. 
Please note that our criteria are behavioral. That means the characteristics of the propaganda outlets we identify are motivation-agnostic. For purposes of this definition it does not matter whether the sites listed here are being knowingly directed and paid by Russian intelligence officers, or whether they even knew they were echoing Russian propaganda at any particular point: If they meet these criteria, they are at the very least acting as bona-fide “useful idiots” of the Russian intelligence services, and are worthy of further scrutiny.

We assess that this overall Russian effort is at least semi-centralized, with multiple Russian projects and influence operations working in parallel to manage the direct and outsourced production of propaganda across a wide range of outlets. It is data-driven, and rewards effective entrepreneurship and innovation with increased funding and other resources. There are varying degrees of involvement in it, and awareness of involvement. Some people involved seem genuinely unaware that they are being used by Russia to produce propaganda, but many others seem to know full well.

More detailed analysis is ongoing:
~Sorry HN, we didn’t make the list. But fret not, my lovely, deplorable irredeemables, another year is fast approaching.
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18 Responses to You Rotten Communist Russian Spies – Have You No Shame?

  1. blitzwhite says:

    Why exactly is the Onion not on the list? Totally disreputable group,pay no attention.

  2. I.R. Wayright says:

    I would add, and huffpo to the list.

  3. Uriel says:

    Dang Hadenough. You are messing with my mind lol. I tried wading through the read but got stuck. Who did the review? Libnuts? What criteria? When did they compile the list? My elderly brain cells just freaked though I do think a few of the ones I scanned are unreliable. Hmmm maybe it’s a Good thing we aren’t on the list lol. At least anonymity does provide some benefits lol.

  4. Popular Front says:

    Wow! That certainly is a long shitlist. I don’t think I’ve hit any of those sites and now I’ll make sure I don’t in future.

  5. Hardnox says:

    Bummer…. there’s next year. The good news is that Grunt reported that we are banned on goobermint servers. Bwhahahhaha… because we are deemed “offensive”.

  6. Blessed B. says:

    Dangnabbit! Here I thought that I was doing such a good job of spreading the Russian Propaganda on here and we don’t even make the list! Guess I just have to try harder so we can get HNF on that list!!

    The Rebel Media got on? WTH? They don’t even like Putin much… they don’t give the correct information about Russia ( ie: Russia is invading Ukraine and Crimea)….

    I think the Liberal moonbats just picked the ones they know are reporting for the Conservative side….no analysis done! That means that we should be visiting those sites if the lefties don’t like them!

  7. myfoxmystere says:

    Hey guys! I saw the site some of you used to blog on listed: Fellowship Of The Minds. They must have chopped the liberals’ nuts off. I need to work harder to get my blogs on their list. By the way, I did anger that troll I mentioned to the point he wet his pants a few months ago and got several of my blogs shut down by Google. I kept slapping him around to the point where he threw a big hissyfit, and called the blogs I slapped him around with hate blogs. I also slapped another liberal blogger around who runs 2 blogs: The Swash Zone & Rational Nation USA. Pookie Toot Toot and Nursie Poo Poo (as conservative blogger FreeThinke calls RN) probably joined forces to accuse me of spewing hate, when I just slapped them around. I must admit I have fun slapping libtards around.

  8. Terry says:

    Well now !
    I had to go to the homepage of that most honorable foundation to see what they are all about. They do recommend getting the truth from sources like the NY Times, NPR etc.