HCSS in the media

Russia: meddling while Europe votes

February 8th 2018 - 15:00

HCSS' Michel Rademaker was cited in Simon Kuper's opinion article on Russian disinformation in the Financial Times.

Asked what European governments can do against disinformation campaigns, Rademaker said: 'Use big data to track which groups of people are susceptible to pro-Kremlin messaging, and reach them first.' He also urges mainstream media not to repeat Kremlin narratives, not even to refute them. 

See also the HCSS report Inside the Kremlin House of Mirrors: how liberal democracies can counter Russian disinformation and societal interference.

Michel Rademaker is the deputy Director of HCSS. He has fifteen years of hands-on experience as an officer in The Royal Netherlands Army, where he held various military operational and staff posts and also served a term in former Yugoslavia. He has a masters degree obtained at the University of Tilburg. After leaving the armed forces, Mr. Rademaker went on to work at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as a project and program manager and senior policy advisor on security topics for ten years. Eg. as NATO RTO project leader, he and his team developed serious gaming assessment methods and conducted several assessments of security technologies, and worked on numerous strategic security topics.