Influence · Information operations · Information Warfare

The mechanics of influence


Social neuroscientist Emily Falk uses individual brain responses to predict whether health messaging lands successfully or not Interview by Meeri Kim July 28, 2017 Meeri Kim: As director of the Communication Neuroscience Lab, you use the brain as a window into human attitudes and behaviors. What kinds of questions does your lab try to answer in this way?… Continue reading The mechanics of influence

Influence · Information operations · Information Warfare · Psychological Operations · Strategic Communication · Strategic Communications · Target Audience Analysis

Influence Options – Dr. Steve Tatham


A dear friend, Dr. Steve Tatham, a former senior UK military Officer, eminently qualified IO and Psyop officer, started up a company, Influence Options, in the UK. I’ve worked with Steve for almost as long as I can remember. He is “good quality people”, the best, and he’s been working on the front lines in the information environment… Continue reading Influence Options – Dr. Steve Tatham

Influence · Information operations · Information Warfare

The theory of influence – a systematic approach, which is essential in the promotion of


The translation is rough, unusually rough for Russian. The author is in Ukraine, however. I’m not certain I agree with everything he is saying but I also don’t disagree. </end editorial> (Translated from Russian by my Chrome browser) The theory of influence – a systematic approach, which is essential in the promotion of 18 chervnya 2017 Georgіy… Continue reading The theory of influence – a systematic approach, which is essential in the promotion of

Cyber · Influence · Information operations · Information Warfare

Mistake: Conflating Cyber With Influence


Government Computer News, now known as GCN, published a disturbing headline today which reflects a common misperception among people specializing in “cyber”. Cyber attacks 10 years on: from disruption to disinformation I have seen this tendency developing for over ten years, conflating cyber with influence.  I am using the terms “cyber” and “influence” as a… Continue reading Mistake: Conflating Cyber With Influence

Fake News · Influence · inform and influence activities · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

Fake News, Propaganda and Influence Operations – A Guide To Journalism In A New, And More Chaotic, Media Environment


Tuesday, 14/03/2017 by Anders Hofseth This article was first published in Norwegian on NRKbeta in February 2017 and was translated into English by its author for the Reuters Institute Introduction The media of the world may be facing a crisis more serious than a media economy in free fall, a crisis involving the foundations itself: Trust.… Continue reading Fake News, Propaganda and Influence Operations – A Guide To Journalism In A New, And More Chaotic, Media Environment

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Influence · inform and influence activities · Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare · Psychological Operations · Public Diplomacy

Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications


Dear Mr. President, Attention: the future National Security Advisor For the past eight years, the position of Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications was not filled properly and was not executed, almost not at all. As a result, the Strategic Communications community and capabilities of the United States suffered. This came at a tremendous cost… Continue reading Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications

Influence · Information Warfare

Handful of “highly toxic” Wikipedia editors cause 9% of abuse on the site


New study of Wikipedia comments reveals most attackers aren’t anonymous. ANNALEE NEWITZ – 2/10/2017, 3:48 PM 3D representation of 30 days of Wikipedia talk-page revisions, of which 1092 contained toxic language (shown as red if live, gray if reverted) and 164,102 were non-toxic (shown as dots). Hoshi Ludwig We’ve all heard anecdotes about trolling on… Continue reading Handful of “highly toxic” Wikipedia editors cause 9% of abuse on the site