Canada-Russia Twitter diplomacy
Protesters gathered in front of the Moscow City election commission on July 14, 2019 (Ilya V. Schurov/Facebook)

Canada-Russia Twitter diplomacy

Canada calls on Russia to respect freedom of assembly prior to local elections in Moscow On July 29, 2019, by means of its Twitter, Global Affairs Canada expressed grave concerns over the detention of more…

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Russian Twitter trolls stoke anti-immigrant lies ahead of Canadian election

By Ahmed Al-Rawi, Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, and Yasmin Jiwani, Professor of Communication Studies and Research Chair on Intersectionality, Violence and Resistance at Concordia University Russian troll activity on Twitter aimed at influencing…

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Canada needs a plan to deal with hostile cyber campaigns

By Marcus Kolga, a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) has released an update to its 2017 report on cyber threats to Canada’s democratic…

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A storm of misinformation is coming. Our federal election could be at risk

By Eric Jardine, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech and a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland made headlines recently when she proclaimed that foreign interference in Canada’s…

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An election’s coming and the PM’s treading water – where’s a Russian to blame now that we need one?

By David J. Climenhaga, journalist and author of Alberta Politics Blog It was a year ago Friday that the government of Canada declared Kirill Kalinin and three other Russian diplomats persona non grata and sent…

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Allegations of election meddling
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Allegations of election meddling

Canada makes, Russia refutes On April 5, 2019, the Russian Embassy in Canada expressed its discontent in response to several statements of Canadian top-ranking officials on a high probability of Russia interfering in the upcoming…

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Mission Canada on Russian context in the 2019 Ukrainian Presidential Election
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Mission Canada on Russian context in the 2019 Ukrainian Presidential Election

Ukraine's democracy test in the light of its conflict with Russia On April 1, 2019, the day after election day, Mission Canada 2019 issued its preliminary statement on the Ukrainian Presidential Election.According to the statement,…

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Cyber threats to Canada’s democratic process

Report of the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe recent cyber threat activity against the democratic process in the United States and Europe has raised concerns about similar threats to Canada. In this assessment, we…

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Canada to monitor potential Russian disinformation in the Ukrainian Presidential Election
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Canada to monitor potential Russian disinformation in the Ukrainian Presidential Election

Canada’s election observation mission got its head On March 13, 2019, Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that a former Foreign Affairs Minister, Lloyd Axworthy, was appointed as the Head of Mission Canada 2019,…

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Securing Canadian Elections: Disinformation, Computational Propaganda, Targeted Advertising and What to Expect in 2019

By Samantha Bradshaw, Senior Fellow at the Canadian International Council and a Researcher on the Computational Propaganda Project at Oxford University Behind the Headlines: Research Paper Series, Volume: 66, number: 3, September 2018Executive SummaryThe manipulation…

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