Active Measures #49 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Russia
The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism | Jo Becker | New York Times (Editor's Note: If you missed this when it ran last weekend, read it now. One of the finest examples of journalism about disinformation we've seen.)

Time to Shed More Light on Russian Harassment of NATO Forces’ Families | Keir Giles | Chatham House

The Kremlin Sees Signs of Foreign Interference All Around | Evan Gershkovich | The Moscow Times 

Why Is This Texas Secession Group’s Flag Hanging In Moscow? | Casey Michel | Think Progress 

Guccifer Rising? Months-Long Phishing Campaign on ProtonMail Targets Dozens of Russia-Focused Journalists and NGOs | Bellingcat 

Hong Kong
China Is Waging a Disinformation War Against Hong Kong Protesters | Steven Lee Myers & Paul Mozur | New York Times

Pro-Hong Kong Rally in Melbourne Turns Violent as Rival Protestors Clash | Zach Hope | The Sydney Morning Herald

Beijing's New Weapon to Muzzle Hong Kong Protests: Fake News | Lily Kuo | The Guardian

A Republican Congressman Spoke Out in Favor of the Pro-Democracy Protestors in Hong Kong, but Some Say He's Actually Hurting the Cause | Eliza Relman | Business Insider

Hong Kong Protests Go Global, Roiling China's Fractured Diaspora | Jason Scott and Sybilla Gross | Bloomberg

Could Huawei's Tech Really be Used for Espionage?
Huawei Technicians Helped African Governments Spy on Political Opponents | Joe Parkinson, Nicholas Bariyo, & Josh Chin | Wall Street Journal 

DeepFakes
Cyber Security Companies Race To Combat ‘Deepfake’ Technology | Hannah Murphy | Financial Times

Deepfake Danger: What a Viral Clip of Bill Hader Morphing Into Tom Cruise Tells Us | Elle Hunt | The Guardian 
Why The Deepfakes Threat Is Shallow | Joe Uchill | Axios 

What's Good for Nation States is Good for Corporate PR?
Amazon Uses a Twitter Army of Employees to Fight Criticism of Warehouses | Jonathan Engel-Bromwich | New York Times

Countering the Threat
8 Ways to Stay Ahead of Influence Operations | Bruce Schneier | Foreign Policy 

Avoiding the Band-Aid Effect In Institutional Responses to Disinformation and Hybrid Threats | Nina Jankowicz | German Marshal Fund 

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