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Editor’s note: Peter Singer, Strategist at New America and co-author of LikeWar, a comprehensive analysis of the weaponization of social media, addresses the impacts of social media companies’ suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts this week, following his violation of social media policies. In “Superspreader Down: How Trump’s Exile from Social Media Alters the...
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PHOENIX CHALLENGE 2.0 VIRTUAL EVENT COMING IN SPRING 2021 The Information Professionals Association (IPA) and the University of Maryland’s Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) announced plans to co-host Phoenix Challenge 2.0, the premier information operations conference, as a virtual event on April 13, 2021.  The two organizations announced their plans to revive...
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If you’ve paid even minimal attention to the discussion about today’s media environment then you know that market forces, the deleterious effects of social media, and the subsequent division of all media markets into tiny segments means that we can no longer count on a paid, investigative reporter showing up at local or county-level government...
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The NATO Review on December 21, 2020 published a piece highlighting the vulnerability of the Western Balkans to foreign disinformation and looking at ways to combat it. In particular, Serbia was identified as the epicenter of disinformation to the region, noted in the latest disinformation study of the European Parliament as the “launchpad for Russian...
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A recent post in Schneier on Security blog explores the question of “Should There Be Limits on Persuasive Technologies?” Public-interest technologist and Harvard Kennedy School fellow Bruce Schneier examines the public role and impact of persuasion during a pivotal time in technological development, accessibility and analytics, location-based capabilities and data, and political divisiveness and vulnerability....
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Editor’s Note: Informational Professionals Association (IPA) Advisor Michael Williams offers his analysis of Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 1-4: Competing. In this new publication, Marine Corps Commandant General David H. Berger focuses on the “competition continuum” as a guide for approaching varying levels of interactions that encompass today’s competitive landscape. Chapters include: Chapter 1. The Nature...
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