Month

July 2018
The UK’s Commons Select Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport just published data submitted by Facebook as part of the Committee’s inquiry into Fake News. These PDFs show advertisements run by AggregateIQ (AIQ) on behalf of the Vote Leave and ‘50 Million’, BrexitCentral/BeLeave and DUP Vote to Leave campaigns ahead of the UK’s referendum on […]
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Breaking the fever – WhatsApp suggests a cure for virality Other tech firms should watch and learn The Economist, 26 July 2018 Priests, teachers and parents have for generations advised their wards to think twice before speaking, to count to ten when angry and to get a good night’s sleep before making big decisions. Social […]
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Wired’s article, The ‘Guerrilla’ Wikipedia Editors Who Combat Conspiracy Theories by Louise Matsakis (posted July 25th, 2018) is worth a read. … companies like YouTube, Google and Facebook have turned to Wikipedia to help fight the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories on their own platforms … the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project has more […]
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The RAND Corporation released a perspective, An American Way of Political Warfare – a Proposal by Charles T. Cleveland, Ryan Crocker, Daniel Egel, Andrew M. Liepman, and David Maxwell. The seven-page read highlights a need to establish an American political warfare capability, with the authorities and knowledge to synchronize all elements of national power in […]
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Justice Department plans to alert public to foreign operations targeting U.S. democracy Washington Post, 19 July 2018, Ellen Nakashima The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima wrote a nice piece on the U.S. government’s efforts with foreign influence operations as presented at the recent Aspen Security Forum. Some highlights: …exposing schemes to the public is an important […]
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https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/targeting-trust-how-russia-and-soon-china-will-undermine-us-20180615-p4zlm1.html Recommend this article which highlights NATO’s StratCom Centre of Excellence: Janis Sarts is being asked these questions regularly. He’s the head of the host of the conference, the NATO-accredited StratCom (strategic communication) centre of excellence in Riga. They’ve been around only a few years and already governments are banging on the door asking how […]
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The Washington Post has an article on how Russian President Putin’s image remains viable and compelling throughout the world. Branding Putin – How the Kremlin turned the Russian president into a global icon Anton Troianovski in Moscow, Washington Post, 12 July 2018
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