US Special Operations Command wants to sniff out misinformation campaigns

Ed. note:  Have a capability that would help?  Here’s your chance.  While DoD has not decided (and may never) what entity in the Dept will be responsible for coordinating Information Activities, USSOCOM has the largest number of folks that understand human decision-making – unfortunately, none of them work at USCYBERCOM.

From Defense News:

WASHINGTON — U.S. Special Operations Command is seeking prototypes to detect misinformation campaigns in near- to real-time to directly support the command’s information operations, according to a Dec. 12 request for information.

The prototype software should analyze social media and web data, identify viral and trending content online for threat assessment, and highlight the likelihood of the information being fake.