Month

May 2019
Can the IC police foreign disinformation on social media? May 28 2019, FCW, https://fcw.com/articles/2019/05/28/warner-intel-misinformation-center.aspx An altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing to stutter and slur her words generated millions of views on Facebook and other social networks late last week and was retweeted by President Donald Trump. The social network appended an alert […]
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Jamie Condliffe, May 31 2019, New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/technology/facebook-disinformation-nancy-pelosi.html Almost everybody wants something done about disinformation. So why does it seem that nothing is changing? Recently, a fake video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit the web. It was slowed down and pitch adjusted so she appeared drunk or ill. Despite being fake, it was a totem […]
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US sets up $75 million grant to combat Iranian ‘disinformation’ in Syria Staff writer, Al Arabiya English, May 28 2019 http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2019/05/28/Report-US-strategy-in-Syria-includes-grant-to-combat-Iranian-disinformation-.html The United States State Department has set up a $75 million grant to be spent in Syria to combat ISIS and the “disinformation” carried out by Iran inside the country. According to the Department […]
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Tony Romm, May 29 2019, Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/28/facebook-twitter-disable-new-disinformation-campaign-with-ties-iran/?noredirect&utm_term=.0084234ad9db Facebook and Twitter each said on Tuesday they had disabled a sprawling disinformation campaign that appeared to originate in Iran, including two accounts on Twitter that mimicked Republican congressional candidates and may have sought to push pro-Iranian political messages. Some of the disabled accounts appeared to target […]
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by Rawi Abdelal and Galit Goldstein Harvard Business School, May 28 2019 https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=56206 https://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-russia-found-disinformation-haven-america-59892?page=0%2C1 Americans continue to discuss Russia’s information operations efforts in the wrong way. We have wasted time debating whether “Russia” or “Russians”—the government or government-connected individuals—meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The Mueller Report definitively established that the Russians, both through […]
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Facebook and Twitter disable new disinformation campaign with ties to Iran Tony Romm, May 28th 2019, Washington Post Facebook and Twitter each said on Tuesday they had disabled a sprawling disinformation campaign that appeared to originate in Iran, including two accounts on Twitter that mimicked Republican congressional candidates and may have sought to push pro-Iranian […]
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U.S. Officials Say Foreign Election Hacking Is Inevitable The Associated Press in the New York Times, May 22nd 2019 The hacking of U.S. election systems, including by foreign adversaries, is inevitable, and the real challenge is ensuring the country is resilient enough to withstand catastrophic problems from cyber breaches, government officials said Wednesday. Google’s Duplex […]
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Emmi Bevensee, Alexander Reid Ross, and Sabrina Nardin, May 22nd 2019, The Independent, https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/european-elections-parliament-bots-social-media-matteo-salvini-far-right-a8924831.html Computer programmes aren’t going to drag the pencil out of your hand and scrawl an X on the ballot paper for you, but they are doing everything they can to make sure you head to the polling station with a warped idea of […]
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Our Take Russia’s financial tools of malign interference: ASD Co-director Laura Rosenberger testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, discussing the holistic nature of Russia’s interference in democratic countries in Europe and North America. Rosenberger highlighted how Russia uses malign finance and economic coercion to both achieve its foreign policy goals and to […]
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What it’s learned may be crucial to Western democracyEliza Mackintosh, CNN, May 2019https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/europe/finland-fake-news-intl/ Helsinki, Finland (CNN) – On a recent afternoon in Helsinki, a group of students gathered to hear a lecture on a subject that is far from a staple in most community college curriculums. Standing in front of the classroom at Espoo Adult […]
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