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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

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 Cable podcast. …

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 …

Active Measures #10 -Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Active Measures #10 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns Here are the top stories seen this week: Twitter’s Bot Problem Still Seems as Bad as Ever | Maya Kosoff | Vanity Fair Senate Intelligence Wants Documents on NRA’s Russia Trip | Betsy Woodruff and Spencer Ackerman | The Daily Beast Trump …

Junk News Aggregator – Computational Propaganda

Junk News Aggregator – Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda project One response to fake news is to systematically go about identifying and labeling it.  The how to go about it (methodology) is a critical detail in this endeavor. The University of Oxford’s Computational Propaganda lab unveiled their Junk News Aggregator yesterday. This work was funded by …

North Korean propaganda posters over 50 years

The Stimson Center will host an event highlighting a private collection of North Korean propaganda posters over the span of 50 years from 1963 to 2013 depicting North Korean domestic initiatives. The reception will be complemented with remarks by Jenny Town, Stimson Research Analyst & Managing Editor of 38 North, who will share the collector’s thoughts …

Countering Russian Money Laundering: Lessons from Latvia

Exploiting a legal system of a country or trade area (for money laundering) is one facet of the information environment. Watch the program here.  Read a summary here. The Latvian bank, ABLV, and subsequent Latvian/EU reform measures offer an opportunity to appreciate how the information environment can be harnessed, exploited and reformed.  In this case, …

Facebook’s Dilemma II – Frontline

The Facebook Dilemma – Part II FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma. This major, two-night event (Part II here) investigates a series of warnings to Facebook as the company grew from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room to a global empire. With dozens of original interviews and rare footage, The Facebook Dilemma examines the powerful social media …