DFC Research / Analysis

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People-to-people diplomacy represents a Russian version of public diplomacy, different from the western one, which we will try to point out in this text. An international forum of Slavic Academy of Sciences, Education, Arts and Culture, entitled National Idea: From the Origins of Formation to Development Prospects opened on November 2nd, in Nizhny Novgorod. The […]

Social networks enable us to connect with others, find out new things and information, express our opinion, be active. However, recent events have just shown the ugly side of those platforms. An investigative journalist who has, during his career, reported and investigated topics, such as GRU, FSB, Chechen and Bulgarian mafia, corruption in the US […]

Fake posts concerning death of public figures, accusations for pedophilia, sexual predation and violence against women have been spotted on a couple of Facebook profiles. All of this led us to suspect the coordinated activities. Fake posts concerning death of public figures, accusations of pedophilia, sexual predation and violence against women have been spotted on […]

Many self-proclaimed experts, geo-strategists, theologians, and ufologists with questionable authority, often using pseudoscience, offer audiences alternative versions of reality. Michael Butter, a professor of American Literature and Cultural History at the University of Tübingen, spoke in the middle of this year in an interview for Deutsche Welle in which way conspiracy theories point to real […]

Recently, the attention of the world and the domestic public has been captured by the 5G network and its capabilities. Does the next generation network of higher capacity and reach represent a major advancement in technology or … The expert public agrees that this is a project aimed at faster data transfer technology with larger […]

The significance of anti-Fascist sentiment in Montenegro and Montenegro’s contribution to the People’s Liberation War, in terms of overall victory over fascism, is immeasurable. Montenegro celebrates the Statehood day to commemorate the day of July 13, 1878, when it was recognized as an independent country at the Berlin Congress, and of July 13, 1941, when […]

The news on the presence of Russian special forces on the territory of Norway (its mainland and archipelago of Svalbard) was published on September 27, on the Norwegian portal AldriMer. Citing independent and intelligence sources (gained by American reconnaissance aircrafts U-25 and RC-135V), the portal stated that the goal of the Russian intrusion was to collect […]

Three journalists from the Siberian city of Tomsk spontaneously started the story of the Immortal Regiment. Sergei Lapenkov, Sergei Kolotovkin, and Igor Dimitriev used the tradition of holding portraits of veterans, which was sporadically happening across Russia during the Victory Day celebrated in Russia on May 9. The three of them noticed that there were […]

Over 2000 arrested and five suicides linked to the protests are the result of a tense situation that has caused Chinese authorities to send security forces to the border with the Autonomous Region, directly creating a large-scale international crisis. After the support to the protesters was send from Taiwan and other international addresses, the situation became even […]

In the middle of August, attention of the international and local media was drawn to the clip from Late Night Show with David Letterman from 2008, in which the actor, Bill Hader, morphs into his colleagues Tom Cruise and Seth Rogen at certain moments during the interview. That this is not just any kind of […]

Georgia’s society known for its culture of protests from the 19th century annexation by the Russian empire, through the revolutionary period, to the Soviet period in the fifties and eighties, has reacted over the past few months to the Moscow provocations again. Back in the days of Shevardnadze’s mandate from 1995 to 2003, and more […]

These days, foreign and some domestic media have been writing about the hacking of a major contractor of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), and the stealing of 7.5 terabytes of data. The news on SyTech, system breach was broken on July 19 on the Russian BBC portal, and later it was taken by other […]

The key to promoting and advertising content on the Internet is the creation of the Internet “traffic”. The media outlets, in fighting for survival and profit on the online market, often use clickbait as a tool – sensationalist headlines, the content of which mostly does not correspond to the following text. The clickbait uses natural […]

Soon after the rise of the “popularity” sites, about which was written in the first text,  marketing companies and experts, in order to prevent to be defrauded and to pay fake influencers for marketing services, have developed their own tools for „quality“ and „authenticity“ check of followers and likes. So that today with a small […]

The issue of trolls and bots is present on the Internet since the existence of public communication platforms, from chatting to social media. The problem is that these terms are poorly understood and very often misused both in everyday life and in professional communication. Let us begin with trolling, named after a troll, a malicious […]

The topic of NATO on the territory of Montenegro and Serbia is an inexhaustible source for various conspiracy theories, placing unverified information and disinformation. One of those topics, which was and still is alive, not only in the media but in the public as well, is that Montenegro has not had and will not have […]

Since February, peaceful civic protests have been organized in Montenegro, primarily as a reaction to the scandal caused by the activities of businessman Dusko Knezevic, who has been accused of tax evasion and money laundering by the Montenegrin authorities. Knezevic accused some of the highest-ranking Montenegrin officials of complicity in the series of posts on […]

Disinformation is now without a doubt an integral part of Russian foreign policy, but even though it feels brand new it dates way back. It has a long history and it is closely tied to the birth of the KGB in the 1950s and the doctrine of active measures. These active measures (Russian: активные мероприятия) […]

The use of social networks, such as Twitter, has significantly changed the interaction in the politician-voter relation. In this manner, the officials have become more available to the public, but, on the other hand, the use of Twitter in political purposes has enabled faster exchange of important information. This analysis, in the context of fake […]

The motivation for further research was found in the Kiev Post‘s article published on January 14, mentioning the alleged establishment of the Unité Continentale organization in Belgrade. Even though this article does not provide any further information, we decided to look into it a bit. Our first clue was French newspapers and portals, giving the […]