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Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The DCMS report is excellent – very thorough and very incisive. It should be a template for other democracies to deal with foreign and inappropriate domestic meddling in elections and politics. No less importantly it deals with many serious privacy issues as yet not addressed in legislation.… Continue reading Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update

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Review: Big tech’s fake war on fake news


While this CNN OpEd is necessary to keep some focus on fake news, the focus on a Big Tech approach to countering disinformation, propaganda, and fake news is disheartening. There is no systemic approach offered, even though Brett Bruen held what should have been a central position to that type of strategy. I am discouraged… Continue reading Review: Big tech’s fake war on fake news

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UK Fake news inquiry – publications


The UK is fully invested in an investigation into fake news. This is about investigating fake news, this is just the discovery phase. Recommendations will follow the investigative report. An Interim Report was published on 29 July 2018. Further report in preparation. Current Committee’s Disinformation and ‘fake news’ publications Former Committee’s fake news written evidence… Continue reading UK Fake news inquiry – publications

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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News


This is an excellent article about how one might recognize fake news, as well as some potential solutions for countering fake news.  I actually learned the name for several techniques I use when I read a story.   A very short synopsis of a few things one might ask or look for when reading an article… Continue reading How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

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New Russian Fake News Site Pops Up: The NY Evening


The 2018 US midterm election is hereby in session.  More Russian fake news sites are popping up. The quote is fake, it is old (2017 allegations), and let’s take a look at the source. The NY Evening @TheNYevening Bio: Truth, Justice and Wisdom  New York, NY nyeveningnews.com Joined November 2016 The first line, “Truth, Justice and… Continue reading New Russian Fake News Site Pops Up: The NY Evening

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Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns


At last researchers are starting to investigate “how” disinformation and fake news works, not simply throwing up their hands and saying ‘they’re doing it’.  “Enraptured Minds: Strategic Gaming of Cognitive Mindhacks” looks to be an interesting and probably educational presentation.  Unfortunately, I cannot attend the presentation, so if someone can contact Fyodor Yarochkin, Lion Gu, and Vladimir Kropotov,… Continue reading Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns