Active Measures #47 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center


  1. Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 US Election | Senate Committee on Intelligence 
  2. Russia’s Prepared to Interfere in 2020. Will the U.S. Be Ready? | Stanley McChrystal & David Eichenbaum | Politico 

Not Just the Russians Anymore

  1. It’s Not Just The Russians Anymore As Iranians and Others Turn Up Disinformation Efforts Ahead Of 2020 Vote | Craig Timberg & Tony Romm | Washington Post
  2. Why Crafty Internet Trolls in the Philippines may be Coming to a Website Near You | Shibani Mahtani and Regine Cabato | The Washington Post
  3. This Is Not Propaganda By Peter Pomerantsev | Justin Marozzi | Evening Standard

Platform News

  1. Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior in Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Honduras | Nathaniel Gleicher | Facebook Newsroom
  2. Ad Tool Facebook Built to Fight Disinformation Doesn’t Work as Advertised | Matthew Rosenberg | The New York Times

Fighting Disinformation

  1. Disinformation’s Spread: Bots, Trolls and All Of Us | Kate Starbird | Nature
  2. CMU Creates Center to Fight Disinformation Online | Luke Torrance | Pittsburgh Business Times
  3. A First Look At The OAS’s Recommendations For Best Practices Against Electoral Misinformation, Part 1 | Cristina Tardáguila & Daniela Flamini | Poynter
  4. University of Washington to Create UW Center For An Informed Public With $5 Million Investment From Knight Foundation | Jackson Holtz | University of Washington
  5. Anti-Extremism Software To Be Used To Tackle Vaccine Disinformation | Ben Quinn | The Guardian 
  6. Advanced Persistent Manipulators, Part Three: Social Media Kill Chain | Clint Watts | Securing Democracy 

Target: Canada

  1. A New Wave of Disinformation Emerges With Anti-Trudeau Hashtag | Caroline Orr | National Observer

Protecting Election 2020

  1. The Technology 202: Mueller Testimony a Reminder Congress Hasn’t Passed Bill Targeting Disinformation | Cat Zakrzewski The Washington Post
  2. “We’re Not Ready” For Foreign Election Interference In 2020, Says Rep. Adam Schiff | Eric Johnson | Vox
  3. How One State Election Chief Is Preparing For 2020 | WBUR 

DeepFake Legislation

  1. Senate Committee Advances ‘Deepfakes’ Legislation | Maggie Miller | The Hill