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InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS


Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend.   I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

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

inform and influence activities · Information operations · Statistics

Why I’m Concerned About the Independence of U.S. Statistical Agencies


As least they won’t be as bad as Levada, in Russia.   Levada published a few reports which could be interpreted as critical of Russia and got shut down by the government.  A few short months later and they were working again. They are owned. </end editorial> Brent Moulton January 24, 2017 Are the White… Continue reading Why I’m Concerned About the Independence of U.S. Statistical Agencies

inform and influence activities · Information operations · Information Warfare

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine


There’s a new automated propaganda machine driving global politics. How it works and what it will mean for the future of democracy. BERIT ANDERSON AND BRETT HORVATH ILLUSTRATION BY CODY FITZGERALD “This is a propaganda machine. It’s targeting people individually to recruit them to an idea. It’s a level of social engineering that I’ve never… Continue reading The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

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 · inform and influence activities · Information Warfare · Russia

John McCain says US has no strategy to deal with Russian information warfare


I changed one word in the title, replacing cyber with information. Senator McCain is talking about Russia influencing the election and cyber played only a minor part in that.  I choose not to perpetuate a myth. </end editorial> In audio obtained by the Guardian, McCain says ‘it is the one aspect of our confrontation where… Continue reading John McCain says US has no strategy to deal with Russian information warfare

Influence · inform and influence activities · Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare

How Trump can defend the US against information warfare


As is the case, too often, in Washington DC, this article says ‘we need to do something’, here are some things that were done in the past, but we have no substantive, innovative options to offer.  Perhaps what is being said is “hire us, we’ll advise you”. Washington DC should not work that way. The… Continue reading How Trump can defend the US against information warfare