Selected New York Times Articles – Weekly Ending December 18th, 2018

Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times.

In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust?
Adam Satariano and Elian Peltier, New York Times, December 13th, 2018
A group of teenagers recently swarmed into a room at Collège Henri Barbusse near Lyon, France, for a class typically dedicated to learning Spanish. But on that Wednesday, an unusual lesson awaited them.

EU Leaders Call for Urgent Action Against Disinformation
Reuters, New York Times, December 14th, 2018
EU leaders called for urgent action to combat fake news on the Internet at a summit on Friday, saying more needed to be done to safeguard next year’s EU election against disinformation.

EU’s Juncker Lashes Hungary’s Orban Over Fake News
Associated Press, New York Times, December 14th, 2018
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker lashed out at the leader of Hungary on Friday for spreading fake news, after EU leaders called for measures to tackle the deliberate spread of disinformation in time for European elections in five months.

U.S. Senate Report to Detail Extent of Russian Election Meddling: Washington Post
Reuters, New York Times, December 16th, 2018
The U.S. Senate will publish a report this week detailing the vast scope of Russia’s disinformation campaign surrounding the 2016 U.S. election campaign, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Key Takeaways From New Reports on Russian Disinformation
Associated Press, New York Times, December 17th, 2018
Russians seeking to influence U.S. elections through social media had their eyes on Instagram and the black community.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Withheld Russia Data, Reports Say
Sheera Frenkel, Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger, New York Times, December 17, 2018
When lawmakers asked YouTube, a unit of Google, to provide information about Russian manipulation efforts, it did not disclose how many people watched the videos on its site that were created by Russian trolls.

Kremlin Denies Roiling US Politics Through Social Media
Associated Press, New York Times, December 18th, 2018
The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media.

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