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Doctrine for Cyberwarfare & Information Operations

A New Doctrine for Cyberwarfare & Information Operations Senator Mark Warner (D, VA) spoke at the Center for a New American Security on the need for a U.S. cyber doctrine in the face of growing threats from traditional cyber attacks and information operations.  This event highlights one of the more comprehensive perspectives from the legislative …

Selected Washington Post Articles – Weekly Ending December 18th, 2018

Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the Washington Post. Russian disinformation campaign targets Syria’s beleaguered rescue workers Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, December 18th, 2018 A Russian disinformation campaign has pushed Syria’s best-known civilian rescue group into the crosshairs of President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces, turning its volunteers into hunted prey, according to a team of open-source …

Selected New York Times Articles – Weekly Ending December 18th, 2018

Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times. In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust? Adam Satariano and Elian Peltier, New York Times, December 13th, 2018 A group of teenagers recently swarmed into a room at Collège Henri Barbusse near Lyon, France, for a class typically dedicated to learning Spanish. …

Oxford University’s Report – Russia and Political Polarization

Russia’s IRA, Social Media and Political Polarization in the U.S., 2012-2018 Philip N. Howard, Bharath Ganesh, Dimitra Liotsiou, John Kelly & Camille François, University of Oxford, Computational Propaganda Research Project REPORT HERE Plenty of journalism: Washington Post, LawFare, Fox News, NY Times, Xinhua, Wired, BBC News, Techcrunch, Sputnik News, France 24, and Deutsche Welle Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) …

Dispatch (December 17th) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy Our Take ASD’s Authoritarian Interference Tracker is now live! The Tracker catalogs over 400 incidents of Russian government interference in 42 countries since 2000. You can explore the tracker here. You can also watch ASD’s event that launched the tracker or read about ASD’s launch of the tracker …

Active Measures #16 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Active Measures #16 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns Here are the top stories seen this week: Russia’s Disinformation Chief Takes Fresh Aim at America | Anna Nemtsova | The Daily Beast Cold War Propaganda Spread The Myth That Science Isn’t Political | Rachel Becker | The Verge Agents of Doubt | Joby …

Twitter Transparency

Twitter Transparency Report Twitter’s biannual report came out this week: Evolving our Twitter Transparency Report: Expanded Data and Insights The report, from Twitter, highlights trends in legal requests, intellectual property-related requests, Twitter Rules enforcement, platform manipulation, and email privacy best practices. The report also provides insight into whether or not they take action on these requests. …

Dispatch (December 10th) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy Our Take ASD’s Authoritarian Interference Tracker is now live! The Tracker catalogs over 400 incidents of Russian government interference in 42 countries since 2000. You can explore the tracker here. You can also watch ASD’s event that launched the tracker here. ASD Director Laura Rosenberger discussed growing Russian …