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.
By Lauren Tousignant March 31, 2017 | 2:40pm | Updated When it comes to internet trolls, online harassment and fake news, there’s not a lot of light at the end of the online tunnel. And things are probably going to get darker. Researchers at the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center asked… Continue reading The trolling has only just begun
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
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
December 10, 2016 // 04:00 PM EST What’s the best way to deal with internet trolls? Troll ’em back. As the second most harassed Jewish journalist on Twitter, according to the Anti-Defamation League, Yair Rosenberg teamed up with web developer Neal Chandra to create a Twitter bot called Imposter Buster to fight anti-semitism. In his… Continue reading Harassed Jewish Journalist Creates Twitter Bot to Troll the Trolls
New law by Sen. Rob Portman will counter foreign propaganda WASHINGTON, D. C. – Worried about foreign governments spreading propaganda in hopes of swaying U.S. elections? A new law authored by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman would address that issue by establishing a State Department center to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts by the U.S. government. “While the… Continue reading New law by Sen. Rob Portman will counter foreign propaganda
I noticed a uniquely new pattern tonight on Facebook, a friend confirmed it just now. We are seeing a slew of Russian trolls attacking Trump, all with pro-Hillary statements and graphics all over their profiles. This is quite a change from just one month ago when we saw all kinds of support for Trump. The difference… Continue reading Is The DNC Hiring Russian Trolls?