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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 …

Frontline: Facebook’s Dilemma I

The Facebook Dilemma – Part I FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma.  This major, two-night event (Part I 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 platform’s …

Russian Disinformation Targeted Ukraine before 2016

Russian disinformation on Facebook targeted Ukraine well before the 2016 U.S. election Dana Priest, James Jacoby, Anya Bourg, October 28, 2018, Washington Post Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, center, and foreign guests march in downtown Kiev on Feb. 22, 2015, around the time Poroshenko’s government had been urging Facebook to stop the Kremlin’s spreading of misinformation. …

Dispatch (October 29th) From the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Dispatch from the Alliance for Securing Democracy News and Commentary U.S. conducts cyber operation to protect the midterms: United States Cyber Command is “targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation” in the “first known overseas cyber operation to protect American elections.” State and federal officials are also preparing for the …

Active Measures #9 -Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

Active Measures #9 – A Newsletter of Political Warfare, Influence, and Information Campaigns Here are the top stories we’ve seen this week: 1. Floor Statement on Russian Hybrid Warfare: Dirty Active Measures | Senator Jack Reed | U.S. Senate 2. Kremlin Operative Leads New DC Based News Site that Claims Russia Didn’t Meddle in 2016 …

Defending Against Russia’s Disinformation War

Defending Against Russia’s Disinformation War Nina Jankowicz is interviewed by John Milewski at Wilson Center’s NOW. The great conversation is summarized. Highlights: The West needs to start investing in longer-term solutions like civics courses, critical thinking, media literacy – generational changes to invest in now. This really speaks to the need to beef up critical thinking …