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Active Measures #15 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Active Measures #15 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns Here are the top stories seen this week: A Mysterious Imposter Account Was Used On Facebook To Drum Up Support For The Migrant Caravan | Ken Bensinger & Karla Zabludovsky | Buzzfeed The “Yellow Jackets” Riots In France Are What Happens When Facebook Gets …

Russia Gaining Influence Worldwide – Pew

Image of Putin, Russia Suffers Internationally At same time, Russia seen as gaining influence on world stage The Pew Research Center’s Clark Letterman summarized the work.  Also covered by the  Washington Post.  Russian President Putin’s efforts to re-establish Russia as a consequential world power appear to have borne at least some fruit:  The prevailing view in a …

S.3654 and Accountability for the U.S. Agency for Global Media

Guest post from Matt Armstrong – check out his website S.3654 and Accountability for the US Agency for Global Media There is a bill pending in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that would change the governance structure of the U.S. Agency on Global Media. While the bill is not perfect, it provides a necessary level …

Selected Washington Post Articles – Week Ending December 5th, 2018

Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the Washington Post. How Trump, ISIS and Russia have mastered the Internet as a weapon Washington Post, Book Review, Leigh Giangreco, November 29th, 2018 [The book] “LikeWar” begins with Donald Trump’s first tweet in 2009, announcing, “Be sure to tune in and watch Donald Trump on Late Night with David …

Selected New York Times Articles – Week Ending December 5th, 2018

Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times. House Republican Campaign Committee Says It Was Hacked This Year New York Times, David E. Sanger and Emily Cochrane – December 4th, 2018 The campaign committee for House Republicans discovered in April that the email accounts of several of its senior officials had been hacked by …

Can Soft Power Work in a Sharp Power World?

Can Soft Power Work in a Sharp Power World? The U.S. Institute of Peace held their seventh Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue last week to answer this very question with: – Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) IPA SUMMARY HERE Soft power, the appeal of a country’s culture and values to enhance its strength and influence, …

Dispatch (December 3rd) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy News and Commentary Our Take On Tuesday, December 4, ASD will launch the Authoritarian Interference Tracker, a new interactive tool that analyzes the Russian government’s interference operations in 42 countries across the transatlantic space over the past two decades. If you would like to register for this launch …

Being a Student in the Digital Age

A periodic series to highlight current research efforts in cognitive security. Project Information Literacy Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a nonprofit research institute that conducts ongoing, national studies on what it is like being a student in the digital age. They examine how college students find and use information – their needs, strategies, practices, and …

Pew Thinks Age Matters (fact or fiction?)

Younger Americans are better than older Americans at telling factual news statements from opinions By Jeffrey Gottfried and Elizabeth Grieco, Pew Research Center While some say wisdom comes with age, younger Americans are better than their elders at separating factual from opinion statements in the news. In a survey conducted Feb. 22 to March 4, …