Russian Disinformation Campaigns Continue to Sow Doubt in the West

Bottom Line Up Front Russia continues to use social media disinformation to sow doubt, effectively deploying an army of trolls across the Internet. On almost every issue—race, religion, government—Russian social media campaigns aim to create division in western societies. With false scare tactics, these campaigns have made Brexit a political-economic nightmare; migration has been … Continue reading “Russian Disinformation Campaigns Continue to Sow Doubt in the West”

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New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep

The report, a draft of which was obtained by The Washington Post, is the first to study the millions of posts provided by major technology firms to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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A Mysterious Imposter Account Was Used On Facebook To Drum Up Support For The Migrant Caravan

Days before the migrant caravan left Honduras, a fake Facebook account was used to try to bolster its numbers. The social media giant has since deactivated the account but has refused to provide information about who created it.

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France to Probe Possible Russian Influence on Yellow Vest Riots – Bloomberg

France opened a probe into possible Russian interference behind the country’s Yellow Vest protests, after reports that social-media accounts linked to Moscow have increasingly targeted the movement.

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Authoritarian Interference Tracker

The Authoritarian Interference Tracker exposes the Russian government’s foreign interference activities in more than 40 transatlantic countries from 2000 to the present across the five tools ASD tracks. These tools are: information operations, cyberattacks, political and social subversion, strategic economic coercion, and malign finance. The Tracker shines a light on the tactics and trends that define the Russian government’s interference efforts

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What Would You Say You Do Here? Redefining the Role of Intelligence in the Information Age

Mike Judge’s 1999 satire Office Space parodies turn-of-the-century white-collar office work at a fictional software company called Initech. In an iconic scene, corporate management consultants referred to as “the Bobs” interview Initech personnel in a search for “efficiencies.” When they sit down with Tom, a middle-aged employee who works in customer management, the meeting quickly devolves into absurdity.

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