Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) wonks will probably find “15-point checklist of Putin regime’s propaganda techniques“ at http://euromaidanpress.com/2016/04/19/15-characteristics-of-russian-propaganda/ to be a useful item. While it will appeal to the OSINT practitioners, the article is useful for anyone doing Open Source Research because it deals with the often-ignored part of OSINT – assessment of the material collected. It is not enough to collect things off the Internet, the information that is gathered must be analyzed for a number of things, including accuracy, and properly assessed. The concepts outlined in this particular piece, while it concentrates on the propaganda techniques used by one country against another one, can be extrapolated to any number of situations. The page also has a variety of links that may be useful to those interested in further assessment issues and the need to identify propaganda in collected resources.

 

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