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May 28, 2019
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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