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Ed note – Makes sense.  You export what you’re good at and the Russians have made a name for themselves in this area. CNN reports: Russian election meddling is back — via Ghana and Nigeria — and in your feeds An excerpt: Accra, Ghana (CNN)The Russian trolls are back — and once again trying to...
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Ed. note – IPA takes a comprehensive view of Cognitive Security; we also try to look forward to issues likely to confront policy- and law-makers in the future.  In the recent past, we’ve discussed the consequences of the surveillance state already constructed in China; now we have to confront what may be an expansion of...
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Ed. note:  A new normal?  As a result of the current crisis, What will be the shift in tactics regarding the use of information to undermine an opponent?  I hope someone in DoD/CIA/State is thinking about this now. China takes a page from Russia’s disinformation playbook Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian Photo Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Drew Angerer/Getty Images...
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Ed. Note: Social media is still somewhat the Wild West when it comes to rules and regulations, but it is troubling that public figures are given exceptions to post unsubstantiated information. The Hill reported today that Twitter refuses to remove posts by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lijian Zhao implying the U.S. military may...
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A great summary of the past weeks disinformation and efforts to destabilize the west using the public’s fear over COVID-19 below.  This is from the folks at the Pell Center of Salve Regina University.  You can sign up for their newsletter here. Here are the top stories we’ve seen this week: Coronavirus Russia Aims to...
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Ed. Note: The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Long War Journal and The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center both report on China expelling reporters from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Washington Post this week, seen as an attempt by the Chinese Communist Party to control reporting during a time of crisis...
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