Active Measures #45 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Unraveling Russian Disinformation

Exclusive: The True Origins of the Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory. A Yahoo News Investigation | Michael Isikoff | Yahoo News

The Evolution of a Russian Troll | Amy Mackinnon | Foreign Policy

Revealed: The Explosive Secret Recording That Shows How Russia Tried To Funnel Millions To The “European Trump” | Alberto Nardelli | Buzzfeed 

Election Security

As Feds Struggle, States Create their Own Anti-Election Propaganda Programs | Kevin Collier | CNN

FEC Allows Security Company to Help 2020 Candidates Defend Campaigns | Nicole Perlroth | New York Times

Top Intelligence, Homeland and Cyber Officials Brief Congress On Election Security |  Karoun Demirjian | Washington Post

Hybrid Threats

Hybrid Threats: A Strategic Communications Perspective | STRATCOM

American Commandos Gear Up for New Shadow War with Russia | Eric Schmitt | New York Times

Gaining Competitive Advantage in the Gray Zone | Lyle J. Morris et al | RAND Corporation

Countering Disinformation

Lawmakers, Experts see Combatting Russian Disinformation as a “Battle”| Maggie Miller | The Hill

Removing Extremist Groups From Social Media Limits Their Impact | Martyn Landi | Yahoo News

Operational News

Bots Tweeting About Toronto’s Sidewalk Labs Project Raise Disinformation Red Flags | Kaleigh Rogers | CBC

Trump Administration Says it has Terminated Support for Controversial Anti-Iran Campaign that ‘Smeared U.S. Citizens’ | Andrew Buncombe | Independent 

Hong Kong’s Propaganda Battle Is Playing Out In The Media — And In Cyberspace | Louisa Lim & Ilaria Maria Sala | Washington Post

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