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Register for the Atlantic Council Event – Election Interference

Election Interference: Emerging Norms of Digital Statecraft Atlantic Council, September 12th, 2018 The event will engage cybersecurity professionals, journalists and key stakeholders to discuss the development of norms around election influence and interference and lessons learned from the international community’s brief history with these new tools of statecraft. The panel will look into the future …

Register for the Atlantic Council event – Putin’s Propaganda and Pushing Back

Putin’s Propaganda: Pushing Back Against Kremlin-Run Television September 11, 2018 – 3:00 pm Atlantic Council Putin’s regime has been accused of using politically motivated assassinations as a tool to silence and deter future defectors and political opposition.  Each assassination is accompanied by a web of false narratives, often transmitted by state-run media outlets.  Marina Litvinenko …

Buzzfeed – How Russian Propaganda Actually Works

This Is How Russian Propaganda Actually Works In The 21st Century Buzzfeed News, Holger Roonemaa and Inga Springe August 29, 2018 The Russian government discreetly funded a group of seemingly independent news websites in Eastern Europe to pump out stories dictated to them by the Kremlin.  Russian state media created secret companies in order to …

Register for the CSIS event – Countering Disinformation

Countering Disinformation: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Policymakers Monday, September 10, 2018 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Register With the growth of social media, disinformation has become an increasingly potent political tool. State and non-state actors from various countries, among them Russia and China, have become adept at manufacturing and …

RAND – Russia’s Use of Media and IO in Turkey

RAND Corporation’s Katherine Costello put forth, Russia’s Use of Media and Information Operations in Turkey, Implications for the United States Russian media have sought to undermine Turkey’s political and security cooperation with the United States and Europe by exacerbating mutual skepticism and highlighting policy differences. In Turkey, Russian media have also contributed to anti-American discourse …

Buzzfeed – Tech Companies Are Gathering For A Secret Meeting To Prepare A 2018 Election Strategy

Tech Companies Are Gathering For A Secret Meeting To Prepare A 2018 Election Strategy Kevin Collier, BuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on August 23, 2018, at 10:35 p.m. ET Representatives from a host of the biggest US tech companies, including Facebook and Twitter, scheduled a private meeting last Friday to share their tactics in preparation for …

Dispatch (August 27th) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund Securing Democracy Dispath August 27, 2018 Microsoft and social media companies uncover influence campaigns from Iran, Russia: Last week, Microsoft announced it dismantled a phishing campaign by the Russian state-sponsored hacking group Fancy Bear (also known as APT28 or Strontium, and linked to Russia’s military intelligence agency GRU) …

WaPo – Microsoft says it has found a Russian operation targeting U.S. political institutions

Microsoft says it has found a Russian operation targeting U.S. political institutions Washington Post, August 21, 2018, by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg A group affiliated with the Russian government created phony versions of six websites — including some related to public policy and to the U.S. Senate — with the apparent goal of hacking …