Active Measures #17 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Active Measures #17 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns

Here are the top stories seen this week:

  1. The IRA, Social Media and Political Polarization in the United States, 2012-2018 | Phillip N. Howard, Bharath Ganesh, Dimitra Liotsiou, John Kelly, and Camille Francois | Oxford University Computational Propaganda Research Project
  2. The Tactics & Tropes of the Internet Research Agency | Renee DiResta, Kris Shaffer, Becky Ruppel, David Sullivan, Robert Matney, Ryan Fox, Jonathan Albright, and Ben Johnson | New Knowledge
  3. Top U.S. Intelligence Official Confirms Russian Propagandists Tried to Meddle in the Midterms | Kevin Collier | Buzzfeed News
  4. Russian Operation Targeted U.S. Business Owners | Shelby Holliday and Rob Barry | Wall Street Journal
  5. Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics | Scott Shane and Alan Blinder | The New York Times
  6. From Crimea to Salisbury: Time to Acknowledge Putin’s Global Hybrid War | Peter Dickinson | Atlantic Council
  7. How Russia Used the Internet to Perfect its Dark Arts | David Ignatius | The Washington Post
  8. Why the Russian Influence Campaign Remains So Hard to Understand | Masha Gessen | The New Yorker
  9. Russian Disinformation Teams Targeted Robert S. Mueller III, Says Report Prepared for Senate | Craig Timberg, Tony Romm, and Elizabeth Dwoskin | The Washington Post
  10. Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African Americans on Social Media | Scott Shane and Sheera Frenkel | The New York Times
  11. New Report on Russian Disinformation, prepared for the Senate, Shows the Operations’s Scale and Sweep | Craig Timberg and Tony Romm | The Washington Post
  12. Seeing but not Believing: Inside the Business of “Deepfakes” | Shannon K. Crawford, Kyra Phillips and Allie Yang | ABC News
  13. Movies and Propaganda: How the Kremlin Influences Public Opinion at Home and Abroad | Kseniya Kirillova | EU Today

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