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Dispatch (November 13th) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

This week’s Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy. News and Commentary Our Take ASD Director Laura Rosenberger joined the Democracy Works podcast to talk about foreign interference, and highlighted potential future threats related to artificial intelligence and “deep fake” videos. Social Media Analyst Bret Schafer published a report on ASD’s Hamilton 68 Dashboard, examining …

Active Measures #11 -Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Active Measures #11 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns from the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University Here are the top stories seen this week: Don’t Be Fooled: There Was Election Interference in 2018 | Joshua A. Geltzer | Slate A Russian Troll Farm Set an …

LikeWar The Weaponization of Social Media – November 27th

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking will discuss their new book at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S., in DC on  November 27, 2018. More Information Here German Marshall Fund of the United States 1744 R Street NW Washington, DC 20009 IPA Permalink: https://information-professionals.org/likewar-presentation-at-the-gmf/

Improving C2 and Situational Awareness for Operations in the IE

RAND’s Improving C2 and Situational Awareness for Operations in and through the Information Environment A great read – RAND’s Christopher Paul, Colin Clarke, Bonnie Triezenberg, David Manheim, and Bradley Wilson latest research. The information environment (IE) is not a physical place and has not yet been defined as a warfighting domain in U.S. military doctrine. …

Defending Sovereignty & Information Space – November 13th

Defending Sovereignty and Information Space November 13th, 2018 at the Atlantic Council – Register here Russia has been exploiting agents of influence and information space to sway public opinion and mislead government actors.  In the wake of the 2016 US Presidential election, the U.S. was forced to come to terms with Russian interference in American democratic …

Facebook – Election Update

Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy issued a press release; An Election Update on the day prior to the mid-term elections. As part of our efforts to prevent interference on Facebook during elections, we are in regular contact with law enforcement, outside experts and other companies around the world. These partnerships, and our own investigations, …

Safeguarding U.S. Elections: Q&A with ASF

Safeguarding U.S. elections:  Q&A with Alliance for Securing Democracy’s Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly The William + Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.  The foundation’s Madison Initiative seeks to strengthen U.S. democracy and its institutions in a time of political polarization. Two …

Countering Adversary Attacks on Democracy – November 15th

CSIS will host a discussion which will assess what was seen and not seen in those elections. It will also examine foreign influence operations that go beyond elections to undermine other democratic institutions, such as our justice system, and democracy itself. Additionally, ways to counter this type of national security threat will be discussed. When: Thursday, …

Dispatch (November 5th) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

This week’s Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy. News and Commentary Our Take Laura Rosenberger joined Voice of America to discuss strategies to counter foreign interference in U.S. elections. Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly stressed the importance of securing our elections and countering authoritarian interference in American democracy on Congressman Joaquin Castro’s (TX-20) Diplomatic …

Countering Russian Social Media Influence

RAND’s Countering Russian Social media Influence A recent report from the RAND Corporation was written by Elizabeth Bodine-Baron, Todd C. Helmus, Andrew Radin, and Elina Treyger. This report analyzes different approaches and policy options to respond to the specific threat of Russian influence on social media in the U.S.  To do this, they surveyed relevant …