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Selected New York Times Articles ending April 16th, 2019

Fact-Checkers vs. Hoax Peddlers: a Fake News Battle Ahead of Indonesia’s Election Reuters in the New York Times, April 10th, 2019 Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto. Spain Vows to Boost Cybersecurity, Fight Disinformation Associated Press …

Selected Washington Post Articles – Week Ending April 16th, 2019

Inside the Russian effort to target Sanders supporters — and help elect Trump Michael Kranish, Washington Post, April 12th, 2019 After Bernie Sanders lost his presidential primary race against Hillary Clinton in 2016, a Twitter account called Red Louisiana News reached out to his supporters to help sway the general election. “Conscious Bernie Sanders supporters …

Remove, Reduce, and Inform – Facebook’s New Steps

By Guy Rosen, VP of Integrity, and Tessa Lyons, Head of News Feed Integrity Since 2016, we have used a strategy called “remove, reduce, and inform” to manage problematic content across the Facebook family of apps. This involves removing content that violates our policies, reducing the spread of problematic content that does not violate our …

Dispatch (April 15th) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Our Take Together with the Bertelsmann Foundation, ASD will host a screening of the film, Harmony: Latvian Democracy at Russia’s Doorstep, on tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Landmark’s E Street Cinema in downtown Washington, D.C. A discussion featuring ASD Director Laura Rosenberger and Latvian Ambassador to the United States Andris …

State Department to take a step into the digital age in effort to counter disinformation

Carol Morello, Washington Post, April 12th, 2019 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/state-department-to-take-a-step-into-the-digital-age-in-effort-to-counter-disinformation/2019/04/12/c333bd8c-1b46-44d9-a2be-83aa0c8e9114_story.html?utm_term=.33104d176370 The State Department has never been known for its communications savvy or deployment of cutting-edge technology in the service of diplomacy. Many employees still use BlackBerrys, and in an era when news spreads instantaneously on Twitter, it can take hours for the department’s public affairs office to …

Inside the Russian effort to target Sanders supporters — and help elect Trump

Michael Kranish, Washington PostApril 12th, 2019https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-russian-effort-to-target-sanders-supporters–and-help-elect-trump/2019/04/11/741d7308-5576-11e9-8ef3-fbd41a2ce4d5_story.html?utm_term=.a109df5b5940 After Bernie Sanders lost his presidential primary race against Hillary Clinton in 2016, a Twitter account called Red Louisiana News reached out to his supporters to help sway the general election. “Conscious Bernie Sanders supporters already moving towards the best candidate Trump! #Feel the Bern #Vote Trump 2016,” the account …

Active Measures #32 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns from the Pell Center at Salve Regina UniversitySign up for the Active Measures Newsletter here. 2016 Election:DHS, FBI Say Election Systems In All 50 States Were Targeted In 2016 | Sean Gallagher | ARS Technica Inside the Russian Effort to Target Sanders Supporters–and Help Elect Trump | Michael Kranish | …

Selected Washington Post Articles – Week Ending April 10th, 2019

Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content Danica Kirka and Kelvin Chan, Washington Post, April 8th, 2019 Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. A board to oversee …

Selected New York Times Articles ending April 10th, 2019

As NATO Envoys Celebrate, Signs of Fracturing From WithinDavid Sanger, New York Times, April 4th, 2019To celebrate the 70th anniversary of NATO, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gathered ministers from all the nations in the military alliance on Wednesday night in the same hall where Harry S. Truman signed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization pact …

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

Our Take ASD Fellow for Emerging Technologies Lindsay Gorman spoke at the NATO Engages 2019 event last week. Gorman argued that NATO and its member states are not ready to face the challenges of emerging technology in the interference space, as they are constantly playing catch-up with authoritarian regimes that are employing emerging technologies to …