Active Measures #52 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaignsfrom the Pell Center at Salve Regina University

DeepFakes

Cyber Criminals Have Defrauded Companies with Deepfakes | Ryan Duffy | Morning Brew

An Artificial-Intelligence First: Voice-Mimicking Software Reportedly Used In A Major Theft | Drew Harwell | The Washington Post

2020 Election

Disinformation & The 2020 Election | Paul M. Barrett | NYU Stern – Center For Business & Human Rights

U.S. Officials Huddle With Facebook, Google And Other Tech Giants To Talk About The 2020 Election | Tony Romm & Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post

China

China’s Twitter Disinformation Ops Have Been Going on for Years | Shelly Banjo | Bloomberg

China Sows Disinformation On Hong Kong Using Porn Accounts On Twitter | Echo Huang | Quartz

Tweeting Through the Great Firewall | Australian Strategic Policy Institute 

Fighting Back

U.S. Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation | Pete Norman | Bloomberg   

Operating In The Grey Zone

The “Grey Zone”: Political Warfare Is Back | Thomas Paterson | The Interpreter 

China Studies the Contours of the Gray Zone | Lyle J. Goldstein | The National Interest

Russia

Countering Malign Kremlin Influence Development Framework |
USAID 

German Media, Lawmakers Point Finger At Moscow Over Executed Georgian | Mathieu Foulkes | Yahoo 

Social Media & Disinfo 

FEC Chair Summons Facebook, Twitter, Google To Disinformation Session | Nancy Scola | Politico 

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