Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Trolls

Russia’s cyber trolls attack online as NATO troops gather in Latvia


Jeff Lagerquist, CTVNews.ca Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:00PM EDT More Canadian troops will arrive in Latvia next week, fulfilling Ottawa’s commitment of 450 personnel to the multinational battle group tasked with deterring any potential military action by Russia. While the show of NATO-led “hard power” may convince the former Soviet superpower to respect its… Continue reading Russia’s cyber trolls attack online as NATO troops gather in Latvia

Information operations · Information Warfare · Trolls

BBC Says It May Contact Your Boss If You Post Comments It Finds Problematic


from the wait,-what? dept Say That Again by Mike Masnick Thu, May 18th 2017 3:25am There are all sorts of different ways that websites that allow comments have dealt with trollish behavior over the years, but I think the BBC’s new policy is the first I’ve seen in which the organization threatens that it may… Continue reading BBC Says It May Contact Your Boss If You Post Comments It Finds Problematic

#RussiaFail · CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Russia · Syria · Trolls

The trolls are trying to confuse you about Syria. Here’s why.


Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a huge spike in the number of online stories which question the bravery of the White Helmets, or suggest that the recent chemical attacks were suspicious, or make some other claim that seeks to confuse you about the war in Syria. We’ve written this short list to help… Continue reading The trolls are trying to confuse you about Syria. Here’s why.

Russia · Sweden · Trolls

Inside Another Internet Troll Factory: This Time In Sweden, But With Russian Connections


To most people, trolls are merely an annoyance.  Trolls, however, serve a very precise purpose for Russia.  They suppress opposing opinions and overwhelmingly promote Russian ideas, candidates, and programs.  We are seeing them pop up and supporting Le Pen, Russia’s preferred candidate in France. Now we are seeing the same in Sweden.  Again, as in… Continue reading Inside Another Internet Troll Factory: This Time In Sweden, But With Russian Connections

Information operations · Information Warfare · Trolls

Now Anyone Can Deploy Google’s Troll-Fighting AI


AUTHOR: ANDY GREENBERG.ANDY GREENBERG SECURITY DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02.23.17.02.23.17 TIME OF PUBLICATION: 7:00 AM.7:00 AM LAST SEPTEMBER, A Google offshoot called Jigsaw declared war on trolls, launching a project to defeat online harassment using machine learning. Now, the team is opening up that troll-fighting system to the world. On Thursday, Jigsaw and its partners on Google’s Counter… Continue reading Now Anyone Can Deploy Google’s Troll-Fighting AI