From Nord Stream to Novichok: Kremlin Propaganda on Google’s Front Page

On May 24, an international team of investigators from the Netherlands, Australia, Malaysia, and Ukraine announced that a Russian anti-aircraft missile was directly responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17).

Source: From Nord Stream to Novichok: Kremlin Propaganda on Google’s Front Page

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AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users’ private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press has learned.

Source: AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

The De-Americanization of Internet Freedom – Lawfare

“The Internet,” Ira Magaziner opined in a 1998 speech, is “a force for the promotion of democracy” as well as “individual freedom and individual empowerment.” At the time he gave this speech, Magaziner was the Clinton administration’s internet guru. He began his remarks in a tentative register, observing that “humility is an important quality for anyone working to develop policies for the Internet,” given the “uncharted” nature of the terrain.

Source: The De-Americanization of Internet Freedom – Lawfare

Customs Agent In Hot Water For Trying To Get Reporter’s Sources

Journalist Ali Watkins also had her records secretly seized by the Justice Department earlier this year.

CPB agent is Jeffery Rambo: Customs Agent In Hot Water For Trying To Get Reporter’s Sources

Wow! Quite that was fast promotion from 2011 though.

Will the Supreme Court’s Understanding of the First Amendment Thwart Laws Aimed at Limiting Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections?

What could be the greatest impediment to effective limits on foreign influence on our elections: the U.S. Supreme Court.

Source: Will the Supreme Court’s Understanding of the First Amendment Thwart Laws Aimed at Limiting Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections?

Russian Disinformation Resilience Index – Prism Ua

The Disinformation Resilience Index is based on comprehensive methodology that allows conducting multifaceted and robust analysis of communication activities of the Kremlin’s information and psychological campaigns in the selected countries, as well as assess the impact of the Kremlin-led disinformation. The interdisciplinary approach and variety of qualitative and quantitative methods and tools allow measuring the issue from different perspectives. In its turn, the respective measuring will create the preconditions for elaborating additional instruments that can be further applied to assess in detail the vulnerabilities of the participating countries and counteract them by relevant means which are at the disposal of stakeholders.

Source: Russian Disinformation Resilience Index – Prism Ua

Russia’s Troll Factory Just Launched A New Website Targeting Americans

Three months after being indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the notorious Russian troll factory known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA) has launched a new media venture targeting Americans. This time, however, there’s reason to believe the project may not be just another influence operation, but rather an intelligence gathering experiment.

Source: Russia’s Troll Factory Just Launched A New Website Targeting Americans