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India 50 years old fake propaganda and lie about how Pakistan used atrocities in East Pakistan are also caught in the same BBC report. Indian armies involved in this propaganda for credit purposes explain how they were involved and Launched terror group MuktiBani on innocent Bangli Muslims.
 

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Good thing is Pakistan need not expose India, the world is exposing them for us. 50 years to slanders against Pakistan are going back to them, all that money spent ch ch.
While Isolated Pakistan is hosting naval exercises with 45 countries including Russia, first time the history Russia is participating in any kind of exercises with nato countries on Pakistan's invitation.
 

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Why India being singled out for criticism? It’s not the only country that engages in this behavior. Is US innocent here or, for that matter, Pakistan?

It’s all par for the course as far as hybrid war is concerned.
If you're an idiot enough to ask such a stupid question, then you ought to spend more time drinking cow-p!$$ and dancing like a monkey to bollywood squeals.
 
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India with its massive disinformation campaign against Pakistan, as recently revealed by EU Disinfo Lab, appears to be following what a US think tank RAND calls "Firehose of Falsehood" propaganda model. It has over 750 fake media outlets covering 119 countries. There are over 750 domain names, some in the name of dead people and others using stolen identities. Pakistani policymakers charged with countering the Indian propaganda should read the RAND report "Firehose of Falsehoods" for its 5 specific recommendations to the US government to effectively respond to the Russian disinformation campaign. In particular they should heed its key advice: "All other things being equal, messages received in greater volume and from more sources will be more persuasive.......Don't expect to counter Russia's firehose of falsehood with the squirt gun of truth. Instead, put raincoats on those at whom the firehose is aimed"
Scale and Duration of India's Campaign:
EU Disinfo Lab, an NGO that specializes in disinformation campaigns, has found that India is carrying out a massive 15-year-long disinformation campaign to hurt Pakistan. The key objective of the Indian campaign as reported in "Indian Chronicles" is as follows: "The creation of fake media in Brussels, Geneva and across the world and/or the repackaging and dissemination via ANI and obscure local media networks – at least in 97 countries – to multiply the repetition of online negative content about countries in conflict with India, in particular Pakistan". After the disclosure of India's anti-Pakistan propaganda campaign, Washington-based US analyst Michael Kugelman tweeted: "The scale and duration of the EU/UN-centered Indian disinformation campaign exposed by @DisinfoEU is staggering. Imagine how the world would be reacting if this were, say, a Russian or Chinese operation".


Firehose of Falsehood:
What Kugelman calls "Russian Operation" appears to be a reference to a US government-funded think tank RAND Corporation's report entitled "The Russian "Firehose of Falsehood" Propaganda Model". Here is an except of the RAND report:
"Russian propaganda is produced in incredibly large volumes and is broadcast or otherwise distributed via a large number of channels. This propaganda includes text, video, audio, and still imagery propagated via the Internet, social media, satellite television, and traditional radio and television broadcasting. The producers and disseminators include a substantial force of paid Internet “trolls” who also often attack or undermine views or information that runs counter to Russian themes, doing so through online chat rooms, discussion forums, and comments sections on news and other websites".
EU Disinformation Lab Report on India's Disinformation Campaign Against Pakistan


Indian Political Unity Against Pakistan:
Former US President Barack Obama has observed that “Expressing hostility toward Pakistan was still the quickest route to national unity (in India)”. The Indian disinformation campaign is a manifestation of Indians' political unity against Pakistan. EU Disinfo Lab has found that Indian Chronicles is a 15-year-long campaign that started in 2005 on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's watch, well before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election to India's highest office in 2014. It has grown to over 750 fake media outlets covering 119 countries. There are over 750 domain names, some in the name of dead people and others using stolen identities. Here is an excerpt of EU Disinfo Lab's report:
"The creation of fake media in Brussels, Geneva and across the world and/or the repackaging and dissemination via ANI and obscure local media networks – at least in 97 countries – to multiply the repetition of online negative content about countries in conflict with India, in particular Pakistan".

Summary:

India with its massive disinformation campaign against Pakistan appears to be following what a US think tank RAND calls "Firehose of Falsehoods". Pakistani policymakers charged with countering the Indian propaganda should read the RAND report "Firehose of Falsehoods" for its 5 specific recommendations to the US government to effectively respond to the Russian disinformation campaign. In particular they should heed its key advice: "All other things being equal, messages received in greater volume and from more sources will be more persuasive.......Don't expect to counter Russia's firehose of falsehoods with the squirt gun of truth. Instead, put raincoats on those at whom the firehose is aimed"

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It is just an NGO, anyone can create and write anything. And I know you guys have a white guy called Michael Kugelman who’s equally stupid. Is it passed by EU Parliament?
 

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Old methods don't work against "firehose of falsehood" used by India against Pakistan. As Christopher Paul & Miriam Mathews of RAND put it: "Don't expect to counter the firehose of falsehood with the squirt gun of truth"

They suggest:

1. Repeating the counter-information

2. Providing an alternative story to fill in the gaps created when false "facts" are removed

2. Forewarning people about propaganda, highlighting the ways propagandists manipulate public opinion.

3. Countering the effects of propaganda, rather than the propaganda itself; for example, to counter propaganda that undermines support for a cause, work to boost support for that cause rather than refuting the propaganda directly

5. Turning off the flow by enlisting the aid of Internet service providers and social media services, and conducting electronic warfare and cyberspace operation

 

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#ANI linked to #India’s anti-#Pakistan #disinformation campaign is reporting that #Pakistani intelligence agency #ISI influenced #US #Elections2020. #fakenews | Business Standard News




The United States and the Nevada government have been put on alert by an Anti-Voter Fraud group after a suspicious link was found between the state government website and a Lahore-based company allegedly linked to the Pakistani intelligence services.

According to an article by Kristina Wong titled 'Anti-Voter Fraud Group Finds Suspicious Link Between Nevada State Website and Intelligence-Linked Pakistani Company' published in Breitbart News on December 5, "The organization, True the Vote, alerted state and federal authorities after it requested a Nevada voter registration list through the Nevada secretary of state's website, and received an email back with a downloadable voter file. That email arrived with an employee of Pakistani company Kavtech carbon copied."


Catherine Engelbrecht, 'True the Vote' President, informed John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security in a letter, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, that upon receiving the email, "I was shocked to see the inclusion of another email address in the CC line."

"The address was waqas@kavtech.net. Waqas Butt is the CEO of Kavtech Solutions Ltd.. Kavtech is a Pakistani owned company, located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, with ties to Pakistani intelligence, military, and the interior," she said in the letter.

Meanwhile, the election researchers familiar with the incident has opined that the inclusion of another email address in the CC line could either be an "an accident by a contractor who worked on the Nevada secretary of state's website" or even an indication of the involvement of an unauthorised company allegedly linked to Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) into the backend of the Nevada government's website system.

"Such an intrusion could be problematic if downloading the voter registration list also worked as a phishing attack, where hackers could gain entry into the servers of those requesting the lists, or if hackers had access to state government email communications," Kristina said.

"The fact that this company was cc'ed on an email containing access to the Nevada voter registration database appears to be evidence of a breach within the Nevada Secretary of State's email system," Engelbrecht told Demers.

"Obviously, the problems that such a breach may evidence include access to at least the voter registration information of Nevada residents. At worst it could reveal a breach that gives a foreign power access to not only the State of Nevada's systems, but also to the email systems of anyone whom the State communicates with via email," she added.

Post the incident, Engelbrecht said in an interview with Breitbart News, "Why would they [Pakistani company] be getting this information? Why would they show up on a cc line? There's no good way to look at that should make anyone feel confident in the security of this process."

"Further, all we can speak to is our experience. Who knows where else that is showing up and what else they're tracking? If it's embedded in a form like that, they could be doing that for any number of things," she further said.

"The implication here that a foreign national company with known ties to the intelligence community in Pakistan -- there's no way to overlook that. It's inexplicable and it should be investigated," she added.
 
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Why India being singled out for criticism? It’s not the only country that engages in this behavior. Is US innocent here or, for that matter, Pakistan?

It’s all par for the course as far as hybrid war is concerned.
I guess indian members have become accustomed to humiliation at the world stage for running propaganda campaigns....You have to think of this as an intelligence operation instead of just propaganda campaigns or twitter trends, Psy Ops is a huge thing in the field of Intelligence. So when you actors are exposed it is deemed to a failure....
 

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It really is a shame that the EU has chosen not to take any action, but I did say they wouldn't. They like money way too much, and consider China a major threat.
They (EU) would have to take action on bigger propaganda countries like China and Russia first. I know this is super close to home for you guys. Still, this stuff is pretty much mundane (some would say your PM does the same when he speaks about India in the various stages or hires US lobbyists/firms), and frankly, they are not creating a narrative about Pakistan; they are simply hyping it. You know what I mean?
 

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It really is a shame that the EU has chosen not to take any action, but I did say they wouldn't. They like money way too much, and consider China a major threat.
You are assuming the folks running EU are a bunch of idiots. The last time I checked they run a countries most better than any Pakistani leaders
 

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Please, lets not dish out at the EU. Don't forget it was a European organization working to secure information fed to EU that exposed this and not any Pakistan agency or organization. They were all asleep through the last 15 years. I mean at some stage should Islamabad not taken note of this?

Now that it took the EU disinfo to expose this it is for Pakistan not to launch a major project to push back at this massive Indian operation. Pakistan will have to find money and quality manpower with expertise in this subject on war footing to handle this.

Don't always expect others to do the work for you.
Individual organizations are not the same as government. I'm talking about the EU's governing body.
You are assuming the folks running EU are a bunch of idiots. The last time I checked they run a countries most better than any Pakistani leaders
I assumed nothing, which is why I didnt expect anything to occur.

Interests trump feelings, which is why I didnt expect the EU to take any sort of action.
 

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Even Chinas getting pissed at the bull regarding CPEC and is pissed at the report findings. Read somewhere on this forum a joint collab between Pakistan and China is on the cards to counter swamp propaganda.
 

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Even Chinas getting pissed at the bull regarding CPEC and is pissed at the report findings. Read somewhere on this forum a joint collab between Pakistan and China is on the cards to counter swamp propaganda.
you read what? China, the world's leading propagandist and faker of data, is going to counter what now?
 

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What are we doing to combat this? Do even have an English based TV station reporting Pakistans narrative?
We have to accept India is blood thirsty and wants to destroy us. This message needs to be hammered home to every Pakistani.
Easy. Take an Indian headline today (super power by 2030 or 2040) and make a video mocking it near the due date.
 

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A lot of how India’s defense apparatus operates is the Russian model. Pakistan needs to study the Russian model and how the west is countering it to find ways to counter how India operates.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Russian “Advisors” still walk the halls of Delhi’s South Block.
 

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