Three representatives asked the Director of National Intelligence to create a report about how deepfakes could be used against the U.S. by hostile nations.
Although the vehicle of social media has certainly increased the speed by which disinformation reaches its recipients, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to sow internal division among his adversaries is in no way a novel undertaking, and western leaders should be hesitant to paint Russian propaganda as an earth-shaking revelation in the 21st century. This isn’t a reinvention of Russia’s unconventional warfare paradigm; it’s a continuation of it.
Source: The Strategy Bridge
Skype logs and other documents obtained by BuzzFeed News offer a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Kremlin’s propaganda machine.
Here is some cool true trivia and conspiracy theorist feed.
The OSS Morale Operations (MO) branch produced and disseminated ‘black’ propaganda to destabilize enemy governments and encourage resistance movements at the strategic and tactical levels. OSS Director William J. Donovan believed that “persuasion, penetration, and intimidation” were modern day counterparts to “sapping and mining in the siege warfare of former days.”
The 1943 manual was short.
Next time someone tells you Masons run everything, show them this and, if even following rules, FBI DIOG 16.2 specifically allows influencing behavior in any organizations, which can include Masons, through UDP but agent or CHS’s. Of course one is for foreign operations, the other for domestic. Other countries also follow similar methods.
Source: Morale Operations
The link is to a page, where is the web site?
The FBI announced Thursday that it has launched a new website to share information on efforts to curb foreign influence campaigns.
Microsoft and Facebook making some strides on election interference but they need to make bigger ones—and run rather than walk.
Maps of Twitter activity show how political polarization manifests online and why divides are so hard to bridge.
Facebook has taken down pages, groups and accounts it identified as part of a coordinated disinformation campaign that originated in Iran and targeted countries around the world. It also found a number of new pages connected to Russia.
Inside the race to catch the worryingly real fakes that can be made using artificial intelligence.
Source: Fake America great again