Active Measures #56 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Election Interference

  1. Recent Cyberattacks Require Us All to be Vigilant | Tom Burt | Microsoft
  2. Iranians Tried to Hack U.S. Presidential Campaign in Effort that Targeted Hundreds, Microsoft Says | Jay Greene, Tony Romm, & Ellen Nakashima | Washington Post
  3. Iranian Hackers Target Trump Campaign as Threats to 2020 Mount | Nicole Periroth & David Sanger | The New York Times
  4. A National-Security Problem Without Parallel in American Democracy | Thomas Wright | Defense One
  5. Political ‘Deepfake’ Videos Banned in California Before Elections | Alexi Koseff | San Francisco Chronicle 
  6. Former Officials Flag Disinformation as Top Threat To U.S. Elections | Derek B. Johnson | FCW
  7. Bad Actors Already Want A Piece Of The 2020 Election, And We Still Haven’t Dealt With 2016 | Ann M. Ravel | CNN

Fighting Back

  1. ‘Fake News’ Law Goes in to Effect In Singapore, Worrying Free Speech Advocates | Ashley Westerman | NPR


  1. Gems, Warlords and Mercenaries: Russia’s Playbook in Central African Republic | Dionne Searcey | New York Times
  2. Huge “Police Lives Matter” Facebook Page Run from Kosovo, Pushed Misinformation About U.S. Cops Popular Information
  3. What Translation Troubles Can Tell Us About Russian Information Warfare | Joe Cheravitch | Small Wars Journal

Platform News

  1. EXCLUSIVE: Twitter executive for Middle East is British Army ‘psyops’ soldier | Ian Cobain | Middle East Eye


  1. The Price of Influence: Disinformation in the Private Sector | Inksikt Group | Recorded Future
  2. Disinformation as a Service Crosses Borders with Ease | Joe Uchill | Axios
  3. What More Could We Want from Social Media Platforms | Jakub Kalensky | Stop Fake

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