Month

December 2018
Government Responses to the Malicious Use of Social Media NATO’s Center of Excellence for Strategic Communication put forth several reports this month. Researchers from Oxford University worked on this report, Government Responses to the Malicious Use of Social Media which Click for the report There is no simple blueprint solution to tackling the multiple challenges […]
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We’re all Just Starting to Realize the Power of Personal Data Louise Matskus, December 28, 2018, Wired It’s no secret that companies like Facebook and Google scoop up personal information to serve users ads. But if anything became clear this year, it’s that consumers have a lot more to learn about what happens to their […]
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Industry Responses to the Malicious Use of Social Media NATO’s Center of Excellence for Strategic Communication put forth several reports this month. Researchers from Oxford University worked on this report, Industry Responses to the Malicious Use of Social Media which Click for the report 2016 was a defining moment for social media platforms. The ongoing […]
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Facts About Content Review on Facebook Today, Facebook responded to the New York Times article on the topic. The New York Times article is here and begins …Facebook is taking on the bonfires of hate and misinformation it has helped fuel across the world, one post at a time.  The social network has drawn criticism for undermining democracy […]
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Role of Communicators in Countering the Malicious Use of Social Media NATO’s Center of Excellence for Strategic Communication put forth several reports this month.  Lund University’s James Pamment and Henrik Agardh-Twetman authored, Role of Communicators in Countering the Malicious Use of Social Media.  Sweden has some experience on the topic and this blog recently highlighted […]
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The Diminishing Role of Facts in American Public Life Commentary gives RAND researchers a platform to convey insights based on their professional expertise and often on their peer-reviewed research and analysis. RAND experts publish hundreds of pieces of commentary every year, weighing in on pressing policy questions, breaking down current events, and untangling complex trends. […]
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Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the Washington Post. Congress demands answers on AP’s relationship with Chinese state media Josh Rogin, Columnist, Washington Post, December 24th, 2018 China’s state-run media companies are rapidly expanding their integration with Western news outlets, as part of Beijing’s worldwide foreign influence operations campaign. In Washington, lawmakers in both parties are […]
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Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times. Russians Tried, but Were Unable to Compromise Midterm Elections, U.S. Says Julian E. Barnes, New York Times, December 21st, 2018 Russian operations meant to polarize American voters continued during the midterm elections, but did not compromise the voting systems used, according to a study by the […]
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Les Stats, C’est Moi – Data in 2019 Economist, December 22nd, 2018 This Economist article (also posted here) is a reminder of the increasing relevance of cognitive security.  Several highlights: – Data is an abstract concept, technical and intangible. Far more solid is the idea of identity. It is only when data is understood to mean […]
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Sweden government’s Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) developed a handbook on countering information influence activities The handbook is directed towards communicators in the public sector.  It aims to strengthen societal resilience against information influence.  Although this handbook has been out for several months, it is worth a look. Lund University’s Department of Strategic Communication partnered with […]
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