Disinformation and the Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

Timeline created by Mercadma01
  • The Birth of the Soviet Union

    The Soviet Union had its beginning, and the term Disinformation was coined by Joseph Stalin and used during World War II
  • Usage of Disinformation

    Cold War era saw a large usage of Disinformation from the Soviet KGB, British Secret Intelligence Service, and the American CIA until 1989
  • United States Adoption of Disinformation

    During the 1950s, the United States Intelligence Community adopted the usage of disinformation utilizing similar strategies to the then Soviet Union
  • Disinformation's definition

    Disinformation (Disinformatsiya; dezinformatsiya) was defined by the Great Soviet Encyclopedia as "The dissemination of false information with intent to deceive the public"
  • Major Disinformation Effort

    Operation Neptune was made by the Czechoslovak secret service (StB) to denounce Western European politicians as former Nazis
  • Successful Soviet Disinformation

    The Soviet Union published Who's Who in the CIA which was quoted as authoritative in the West until the 1990s
  • The Modern Definition of Disinformation

    Disinformation simply became a word for when a person was spouting lies, and could be seen as synonymous for propaganda
  • Russia Today (RT) is Founded

    RT was created as a way to propagate pro-Russia media and influence surrounding areas to disagree with Western views
  • European External Action Service

    This website and its partners found and disproved over 3.5K pro-Kremlin disinformation cases between September 2015 and November 2017
  • The Finding of Russian Bots on Twitter

    Twitter said that they had found about 36,000 Russian bots tweeting in regard to the 2016 presidential election