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How to Fight Russian Infowar in Central Europe

How to Fight Russian Infowar in Central Europe Defense One, by Radu Magdin, October 12, 2018 Traditional counter-propaganda techniques are decreasingly effective. The next steps will require focus, engagement, and new thinking. After years of low awareness and fragmented approaches, the West is finally coming to grips with Russia’s hybrid warfare in Eastern Europe. The …

NYT: American Disinformation Online

Facebook Tackles Rising Threat: Americans Aping Russian Schemes to Deceive New York Times, Sheera Frenkel, October 11th, 2018 Real-time spreading of disinformation started by Americans, for Americans Shift the flow of online disinformation to mislead and inflame Weeks before the midterm elections, influence campaigns are a domestic phenomenon fomented by Americans on the left and …

Dispatch (October 8th) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

This week’s Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy. News and Commentary Russian GRU officers attempted to hack organization investigating the Skripal poisoning: On October 4, the Netherlands announced that it expelled four Russian military intelligence directorate (GRU) officers in April for attempting to carry out a cyber-attack on the Organization for the Prohibition of …

Dispatch (October 1st) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

This week’s Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy. News and Commentary Russian hacking group launches powerful new cyber weapon:  Fancy Bear, a hacking group linked to Russia’s military intelligence agency (GRU), has developed a powerful new cyber weapon that resists conventional counter-methods. The malware allows hackers to maintain access to a target even after a complete …

Facebook teams with NDI and IRI

Facebook’s Q&A – … two new partnerships we recently entered into. One is with the International Republican Institute and the other is with the National Democratic Institute. The goal is to draw on the expertise from these two organizations to further assist with our international election integrity efforts for elections around the globe. Reuter’s article – …

LikeWar The Weaponization of Social Media – October 3 & 5

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media authors Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking study what social media has been doing to politics, news, and war by tracking conflicts around the globe, studying the spread of YouTube battle clips and more. New York City – October 3th, 2018 – New America Washington DC – October 5th, 2018 – Center for Strategic …