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Michael Williams
The latest from the Alliance for Securing Democracy The Russian government is doubling down on its victory from 2016 by advancing false narratives inside our country again, such as the notion that Ukraine meddled in the U.S. presidential election, Non-Resident Fellow Clint Watts told Ali Velshi on MSNBC. Authentic domestic voices that pick up Moscow’s...
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Syracuse’s racist AirDrop incident is the terrifying future of information warfare Syracuse University in upstate New York has been rocked by an escalating series of racist incidents that have ultimately prompted the involvement of the FBI and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. While racist provocation on college campuses is nothing new, the volume of back-to-back...
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An important discussion and certainly implies that our efforts in the information environment and those that are undertaking efforts in the IE to undermine democratic values and cognitive security should be examined and understood as part of a larger strategy. https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2019/11/18/a-war-by-other-means What if, just for the sake of argument, we were to reverse Clausewitz’s famous...
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Online disinformation and emerging tech: Are democracies at risk? Online disinformation and emerging tech: Are democracies at risk?  
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If you’re not subscribing to the Kremlin Watch briefing generated by the European Values Center for Security and Policy, you should! This week’s update: https://preview.mailerlite.com/j4y5j8/1299848230233704010/n9h4/ Topics of the Week Russian exploits in Africa: Strategic goal or a testing ground for the Kremlin? How does GRU attack Android phones? Kremlin‘s Current Narrative: China is a victim...
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Russia will reportedly ban devices without preinstalled Russian software The law comes into force next July, the BBC reported. https://www.cnet.com/news/russia-will-ban-devices-without-pre-installed-russian-software/
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Editor’s Note:  This report is from a Harvard based non-profit: The Nieman Lab.  Whenever I read reports like this, I remind myself of the importance of a robust investigative journalism industry in a democracy. The EU doesn’t have a sense of its disinformation problem — this report suggests the policy changes it can make The...
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Editor’s Note:  IPA and the idea of cognitive security are rooted in the understanding that to ensure the free flow of ideas in pursuit of democratic ideals we must first understand human decision-making and then look at the technical tools used that seek to modify our behavior.  To understand the threat from the latter, you...
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The 6th Warfighting Domain This article highlights a part of the DoD IO force which is little known.  Air Force IO Officers all have Psychology degrees and most have been through the Army’s Psychological Operations Course.  Their numbers are small but they should be seen as increasingly important as the cognitive dimension of the IE...
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Researchers are creating tools to find A.I.-generated fake videos before they become impossible to detect. Some experts fear it is a losing battle.  This NY Times article covers some familiar ground and how those willing to produce these fakes are likely a step-ahead of the algorithms designed to detect them.
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