Selected Washington Post Articles – Week Ending February 13th, 2019

Fake news threatens our businesses, not just our politics
Matthew F. Ferraro and Jason C. Chipman, Outlook Section of the Washington Post, February 8th, 2019
How trolls and profiteers use disinformation to affect the market. We’ve now begun the second presidential campaign of the “fake news” era. Fake news — intentionally misleading misinformation dressed up like legitimate news — has probably become a permanent feature of our politics. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats recently warned that America’s adversaries will “almost certainly” use online influence operations to try to weaken our democratic institutions.

The U.S. military is quietly launching efforts to deter Russian meddling
David Ignatius, Columnist at the Washington Post, February 7th, 2019
With little public fanfare, U.S. Cyber Command, the military’s new center for combating electronic attacks against the United States, has launched operations to deter and disrupt Russians who have been interfering with the U.S. political system.

Dutch, Russia in talks about responsibility in MH17 downing
Mike Corder, Associated Press in the Washington Post, February 7th, 2019
The Netherlands is in diplomatic discussions with Russia about the European country’s assertion that Moscow bears legal responsibility for its role in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine, the Dutch foreign minister said Thursday.