Active Measures #22 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Active Measures #22 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns

Here are the top stories seen this week:

How Should Countries Tackle Deep Fakes | Charlotte Stanton | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Twitter and Facebook Say They Removed Thousands of Troll Accounts in Run-up to 2018 Midterms | Ben Colins | NBC News

Lawmakers Warn of ‘Deepfake’ Videos Ahead of 2020 Election | Donie O’Sullivan | CNN

“It’s Some Galaxy Brain Stuff They Wanted Us to Believe:” How Russia’s Effort to Sabotage Mueller’s Investigation Backfired | Ben Collins | NBC News

Government of Canada Unveils Plan to Safeguard Canada’s 2019 Election | Government of Canada

“Altered” Documents From Inside Mueller Probe Fed Russian Disinformation Campaign, Prosecutors Say | Bart Jansen | USA Today

Court Filing in United States of America v. Concord Management and Consulting LLC | January 30, 2019

U.S. Intel Agencies: Russia and China Plotting to Interfere in 2020 Election | Ken Dilanian | NBC

Fight Harder Against Fake News, EU Tell Tech Giants | Natalia Drozdiak | Bloomberg

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools — Including Ours | Jeremy B. Merrill & Ariana Tobin | Propublica

Huge Trove of Leaked Russian Documents Is Published by Transparency Advocates | Scott Shane | New York Times

Quest to Solve Assassination Mystery Revives an AIDS Conspiracy Theory | Matt Apuzzo | New York Times

Warning WeChat Could Spread Chinese Propaganda During Federal Election | Max Koslowski | The Sydney Morning Herald

Russia Wants to Undermine Trust in Elections. Here’s How Rhode Island Is Fighting Back | Abigail Abrams | Time

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