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Dispatch (January 22nd) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy Our Take ASD’s Thomas Morley argued that “a rising tide of populism, nationalism, extremism, and illiberalism continued to upend politics” in the past year, and these trends will likely continue in 2019, affecting elections throughout the transatlantic space. ASD’s Bret Schafer and David Salvo joined the Heinrich Böll …

Selected Washington Post Articles – Week Ending January 22nd, 2019

Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the Washington Post. Why Facebook is giving $300 million for local journalism Hamza Shaban, Washington Post, January 15th, 2019 Facebook announced on Tuesday it will commit $300 million to journalism projects to help local outlets strengthen their news gathering operations and build their readership and subscription models. Facebook’s success at …

Selected New York Times Articles – Week Ending January 22nd, 2019

Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times. Facebook Blocks Accounts Linked to Russian State-Owned Sputnik Reuters on the New York Times, January 17th, 2019 Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to …

Active Measures #20 – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Active Measures #20 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns Here are the top stories seen this week: Deepfakes and the New Disinformation War: The Coming Age of Post-Truth Geopolitics | Robert Chesney and Danielle Citron | Foreign Affairs The Latest Front in Russian Infiltration: America’s Right-Wing Homeschooling Movement | Casey Michel …

China Report – Aspects of “Informatization”

Cognitive security highlights from DIA’s China Report Jim Garamone, from the Defense Department’s Public Affairs office, wrote an article –> DIA’s China Military Power Report Details Leaders’ Strategy. DIA’s actual report is here Several cognitive security highlights from the report: – The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at a Glance – Core strength: Long-range precision strike, information warfare, …

Facebook Gives $300 million to Journalists

Facebook’s Press Release Why Facebook is giving $300 million for local journalism Hamza Shaban, Washington Post, January 15th, 2019 Facebook announced on Tuesday it will commit $300 million to journalism projects to help local outlets strengthen their news gathering operations and build their readership and subscription models. “We’re going to continue fighting fake news, misinformation, …

Dispatch (January 15th) from the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy Our Take ASD’s David Salvo commented on espionage allegations levelled against American Paul Whelan, for ABC News. Salvo joined a number of intelligence experts in analyzing the veracity of Russia’s claims. ASD’s Bret Schafer discussed Russian disinformation tactics in a New York Times report: “One of the things …