ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish crime scene investigators dressed in coveralls and gloves entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday, nearly two weeks after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi there. Police officers carrying files and equipment walked through the heavy metal doors of the consulate after sunset, carrying out an extraordinary search of a diplomatic post that is otherwise considered foreign soil under international law as worldwide concern grows for the missing Washington Post columnist.
Source: Forensics team searches Saudi Consulate over missing writer
Of course, they were not expecting that!
Traditional counter-propaganda techniques are decreasingly effective. The next steps will require focus, engagement, and new thinking.
Source: How to Fight Russian Infowar in Central Europe
As the Russians blitzed the Crimean region of Ukraine with cyberattacks, electromagnetic jamming and unmanned aerial systems, the U.S. military closely observed the battle tactics and recognized its need to transform.
Source: How Russian hybrid warfare changed the Pentagon’s perspective
The leading First Amendment and media law expert Floyd Abrams discusses Russia collusion case.
Source: What Facts Would Deny the Trump Campaign First Amendment Protections in Colluding with Russia
How might adversaries apply AI to the vast amount of data that they collect about American to understand us, predict what we will do and manipulate our behavior in ways that advantage them?
Source: Counterintelligence Implications of Artificial Intelligence—Part III
THIS STUDY IS ONE OF THE LARGEST ANALYSES TO DATE ON HOW FAKE NEWS SPREAD ON TWITTER BOTH DURING AND AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION CAMPAIGN.
Using tools and mapping methods from Graphika, a social media intelligence firm, we study more than 10 million tweets from 700,000 Twitter accounts that linked to more than 600 fake and conspiracy news outlets. Crucially, we study fake and conspiracy news both before and after the election, allowing us to measure how the fake news ecosystem has evolved since November 2016.
Source: Disinformation, ‘Fake News’ and Influence Campaigns on Twitter
The reality distortion field is real, and it’s getting better every day.
Source: MIT’s new tool erases anything (or anyone) from old photos
The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now, it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh.
Source: Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America
Russia and China have shown they understand the importance of controlling information as well as denying adversaries advantages afforded by GPS.
Source: ‘Your wife is cheating on you,’ and other military strategies for controlling the information space
Russia is using highly effective methods to conduct cyberattacks, but even the GRU is not immune from mistakes.
Source: Takeaways From the Latest Russian Hacking Indictment