Christopher Lane Ph.D. Side Effects New research documents how social media algorithms are driving polarization. “Social media algorithms can be purposefully used to distribute polarizing political content and misinformation,” note the authors of a recent and timely study on fake news by Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project. In “Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption over… Continue reading Flaws in the Algo: How Social Media Fuel Political Extremism
by Christopher Burgess on November 7, 2017 Russia, neatly tucked away in the rather large northeast corner of Europe and Asia with its 11 time zones, is the bastion of a most colorful political history. Since time immemorial there has always been underlying efforts to adjust perception, foment discord and inflame animus among targeted groups both foreign and… Continue reading Russia: An Expert in Active Measures, Including Cyber Meddling
October 10, 2017 By David Salvo Resident Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy “The approaches used by Moscow include control of the press in foreign countries; outright and partial forgery of documents; use of rumors, insinuation, altered facts, and lies; use of international and local front organizations; clandestine operation of radio stations; exploitation of a nation’s… Continue reading The Active Measures Orchestra: An Examination of Russian Influence Operations Abroad
LAURA DANIELS SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 Leaking damaging documents during election season, feeding the media false stories about candidates, and concocting conspiracy theories to smear politicians: this will sound familiar to anyone who followed the U.S. presidential election, and to an extent, recent campaigns in France and Germany. But these methods are not new. In fact, the… Continue reading Russian Active Measures In Germany And The United States: Analog Lessons From The Cold War
CyberBerkut has now been caught red-handed, spreading disinformation about fictitious United States biological or chemical warfare activities in Ukraine. If it wasn’t so sick and depraved, it might actually be funny. God knows we need a good laugh, but even CyberBerkut’s inept attempt to smear the US can’t bring a smile to my face. CyberBerkut,… Continue reading Russian propaganda machine claims US covertly testing chemical warfare in Ukraine
The activities Russia engages in to disrupt Ukraine’s civil society. After the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine in 2014, the Kremlin launched a full-scale disinformation campaign against Ukraine. Russian special services are deeply involved in these actions.
Russian Active Measures and the Weaponization of Information By Max Bergmann and Carolyn Kenney Posted on June 6, 2017, 6:00 pm OVERVIEW Russia is treating the online environment like a new theater for conflict and has invested in developing its capabilities just as it would in developing a new weapon system. Introduction and summary Liberal… Continue reading War by Other Means