Pillars of Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem

US State Department,

As the U.S. Government’s dedicated center for countering foreign disinformation and propaganda, the Global Engagement Center (GEC) at the U.S. Department of State has a mandate to expose and counter threats from malign actors that
utilize these tactics. In this field, Russia continues to be a leading threat. The Department works
with interagency and global partners to meet this challenge, with the GEC playing a key role in coordinating efforts and helping lead a global response.

A central part of this effort is exposing Russia’s tactics so that partner and allied governments, civil society organizations, academia, the press, and the international public can conduct further analysis of their own and thereby increase collective resilience to disinformation and propaganda.