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October 2018
The Facebook Dilemma – Part II FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma. This major, two-night event (Part II here) investigates a series of warnings to Facebook as the company grew from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room to a global empire. With dozens of original interviews and rare footage, The Facebook Dilemma examines the powerful social media […]
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The Facebook Dilemma – Part I FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma.  This major, two-night event (Part I here) investigates a series of warnings to Facebook as the company grew from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room to a global empire. With dozens of original interviews and rare footage, The Facebook Dilemma examines the powerful social media platform’s […]
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Russian disinformation on Facebook targeted Ukraine well before the 2016 U.S. election Dana Priest, James Jacoby, Anya Bourg, October 28, 2018, Washington Post Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, center, and foreign guests march in downtown Kiev on Feb. 22, 2015, around the time Poroshenko’s government had been urging Facebook to stop the Kremlin’s spreading of misinformation. […]
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Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy News and Commentary U.S. conducts cyber operation to protect the midterms: United States Cyber Command is “targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation” in the “first known overseas cyber operation to protect American elections.” State and federal officials are also preparing for the […]
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Active Measures #9 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns Here are the top stories we’ve seen this week: 1. Floor Statement on Russian Hybrid Warfare: Dirty Active Measures | Senator Jack Reed | U.S. Senate 2. Kremlin Operative Leads New DC Based News Site that Claims Russia Didn’t Meddle in 2016 […]
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Defending Against Russia’s Disinformation War Nina Jankowicz is interviewed by John Milewski at Wilson Center’s NOW. The great conversation is summarized. Highlights: The West needs to start investing in longer-term solutions like civics courses, critical thinking, media literacy – generational changes to invest in now. This really speaks to the need to beef up critical thinking […]
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LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking joined Kathleen Hicks for a discussion of their new book at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on October 5, 2018. IPA SUMMARY Some highlights from the discussion: • LikeWar is how social media has changed news, politics and war and in turn, how news, […]
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A Conversation on Chinese Influence in Australia and Beyond The Center for Strategic and International Studies held an event to highlight Clive Hamilton’s new book, Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia on October 18, 2018.  Watch on YouTube or read a summary. Some items of note from a fascinating discussion: – The distinction:  influence is transparent […]
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This week’s Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy. News and Commentary Russian charged with information warfare against the United States tied to IRA’s Prigozhin: On October 19, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced charges against Elena Khusyaynova, a Russian national, for “Conspiracy to defraud the United States.” Khusyaynova allegedly worked since 2014 as the […]
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The Language of Inform, Influence and Persuade Christopher Paul and Miriam Matthews, Rand Corporation, October 18, 2018 Words matter.  Many of the terms used to discuss assessment mean different things to different staff sections, offices, organizations, and individuals.  This leads to confusion, miscommunication, and even the appearance of agreement or disagreement when the opposite is […]
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