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May 31, 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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