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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 […]
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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, […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times. Fake News as ‘Moral Imperative’? Democrats’ Alabama Move Hints at Ugly 2020 Jim Rutenberg, New York Times, January 13th, 2019 The Russian media was having way too much fun last week. They were downright gleeful over new reports that a group of Democrats had used online […]
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Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the Washington Post. Israel says it can foil foreign election meddling amid scare Aron Heller, Washington Post, January 9th, 2019 Israel’s Shin Bet security service assured the public Wednesday it was well prepared to thwart any foreign intervention in the country’s upcoming elections, after its director warned such efforts were […]
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How campaigns can protect themselves from deepfakes, disinformation, and social media manipulation by Lisa Kaplan, Brookings Institution, January 10th, 2019 It is a time of great danger for American political campaigns and their staff as advances in digital technology have created extraordinary threats. There are deepfake videos that falsify information and distort reality, false news […]
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Active Measures #19 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns Here are the top stories seen this week: –Israel Pledges No Election Meddling as Speculation Swirls over Russia | Reuters –Massive Manipulation, Foreign Influence Campaign, and Cyber: The Threats to Israel’s Election | Amitai Ziv | Haaretz – Report: Iran is Likely […]
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Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook Researchers Andrew Guess, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua Tucker published an article in Science Advances (Jan 9th, 2019) that has garnered some media attention.  Read an IPA blog post from last month from Pew, Age Matters Click on the heading above for the […]
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Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times. Facebook CEO Plans Public Debates About Tech for 2019 Personal Challenge Reuters in the New York Times, January 8, 2019 Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he will host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society as […]
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