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Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times. Dictionary.com Chooses ‘Misinformation’ as Word of the Year New York Times, Associated Press, November 26th, 2018 Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com’s word of the year on the tattered coattails of “toxic,” picked earlier this month for the same honor by Oxford […]
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Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the Washington Post. With an eye on past problems, Facebook expands local feature Washington Post, Associated Press, November 28th, 2018 Facebook is cautiously expanding a feature that shows people local news and information, including missing-person alerts, road closures, crime reports and school announcements. Dictionary.com chooses ‘misinformation’ as word of the […]
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Mike Rogers interview – 2018 Global Security Forum – Prospects and Priorities for U.S. Gray Zone Competition The Center for Strategic and International Studies held a discussion with Mike Rogers, Admiral, U.S. Navy retired, on gray zone activities on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Six months after his retirement as a four-star Admiral and former commander of USCYBERCOM and […]
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Soft Power in a Sharp Power World: Countering Coercion and Information Warfare U.S. Institute of Peace Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:00am – 10:00am A Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue with Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) Global adversaries, especially states like Russia, China and Iran, use sharp power tools of coercion, disinformation and proxy […]
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Media Literacy Starts Young: Strategies for Media Mentorship in the Early Years and Early Grades June 26, 2019 New America, 740 15th St NW, Washington DC, 20005 A pre-conference workshop hosted by New America as part of the biannual conference of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. There is no longer any doubt that […]
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Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy News and Commentary Our Take The Alliance for Securing Democracy’s Bradley Hanlon and Samuel Riddell published “Disinformation at the Dinner Table,” a guide for discussing influence operations with skeptical family members over the holidays. New agency takes lead on cybersecurity while state officials struggle with election reform: The […]
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Disinformation at the Dinner Table Bradley Hanlon and Samuel Riddell from the Alliance for Securing Democracy. Over Thanksgiving, likely family conversation over “fake news”, disinformation or “election meddling” may be mentioned.  When someone says the term “fake news,” they probably disinformation, which is the deliberate spreading of false information in order to influence public opinion or […]
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From Facebook’s Newsroom – Hard Questions is a series from Facebook that addresses the impact of their products on society. These posts cover different facets of Facebook’s investigations into cyber threats and information operations. By Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer (Stamos is now an adjunct professor at Stanford University as of August 2018.) Deciding when and how to publicly […]
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Active Measures #13 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns Here are the top stories seen this week: Beijing to Judge Every Resident Based on Behavior by End of 2020 | Bloomberg George Papadopoulos Spreading Disinformation to Australia | Chris Zappone | Sydney Morning Herald The Role of Russian NGOs in New […]
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Analyzing Russian Interference Operations Across Time and Space The Alliance for Securing Democracy discussed how Russia’s interference operations pose a national security threat to the United States and democracies across the transatlantic community.  ASD presented its initial findings from a new interactive tool that analyzes Russian interference operations over the past two decades. CLICK HERE […]
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