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Decided to pick up from multiple platforms and put my collection of notes, skills, experience, and opinions in one place so I can just refer disbelievers to this authoritative blog and save us all time and energy 🙂 I will copy old and add new content as I come across them. Better late than never … which is BTW not always true. Expect some intermingling of reality and comedy – ever so relevant now.

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Twitter removes thousands of accounts linked to Iran government

Nearly 4,800 accounts taken down by microblogging platform as part of effort to prevent election interference and misinformation

Source: Twitter removes thousands of accounts linked to Iran government

Countering Russia’s Malign Influence Operations

in much of the Western world, including in the United States, we seem unable to fully grasp the fact that Russia is waging war on Western democracies.

Source: Countering Russia’s Malign Influence Operations

The Geopolitics of Information

To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.

Source: The Geopolitics of Information

Opinion | Deepfakes Are Coming. We Can No Longer Believe What We See.

It will soon be as easy to produce convincing fake video as it is to lie. We need to be prepared.

Source: Opinion | Deepfakes Are Coming. We Can No Longer Believe What We See.

MI5’s data use was ‘unlawful’, watchdog says

Well said Lord Justice Sir Adrian Fulford … but they need to to protect the Queen and the country!

MI5 had a “historical lack of compliance” with the law, said Lord Justice Sir Adrian Fulford.

The high court hears large amounts of data belonging to “innocent citizens” was held unlawfully.

Source: MI5’s data use was ‘unlawful’, watchdog says

Special Analysis of the May 2019 Superseding Indictment of Julian Assange

RCFP analyzes frequently asked questions this case raises, annotates the charges and breaks down the counts in the indictment.

Source: Special Analysis of the May 2019 Superseding Indictment of Julian Assange