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Italy to Launch Disinformation Curriculum


By Coda Staff 26 Oct 2017 Ahead of its 2018 parliamentary elections, Italian secondary schools will incorporate a course on identifying and debunking fake news. The program, with the support of digital tech giants such as Facebook, will launch in 8,000 Italian high schools later this month. Supporters of the initiative hope that it will… Continue reading Italy to Launch Disinformation Curriculum

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RT: Russophobia: RT rates the top 10 Kremlin critics & their hilarious hate campaigns


Seldom will I carry a full RT story because they are simply painful reading.  This time, however, RT names their top ten critics. No, I’m not on the list of these heavyweights. I’m glad to say I’ve chatted with two of them.  Not Hillary, however.  For her, bashing Russia is all about selling her book… Continue reading RT: Russophobia: RT rates the top 10 Kremlin critics & their hilarious hate campaigns

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Countering misinformation and correcting “fake news”


Published 25 September 2017 It is no use simply telling people they have their facts wrong. To be more effective at correcting misinformation in news accounts and intentionally misleading “fake news,” you need to provide a detailed counter-message with new information—and get your audience to help develop a new narrative. A new study, the first… Continue reading Countering misinformation and correcting “fake news”

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Kremlin Says It Doesn’t Know Who Buys Political Ads on Facebook


Quote: “We don’t know who places ads on Facebook or how” “Russia was never involved in this.” “[W]e have never heard about this.” Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, said on a conference call, as quoted by state-run RIA Novosti news agency.  Russian official strategy whenever confronted: Deny, deny, deny Attack the messenger Attack the message Say “we have… Continue reading Kremlin Says It Doesn’t Know Who Buys Political Ads on Facebook

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RT wants to spread Moscow’s propaganda here. Let’s treat it that way.


It should register as an agent of a foreign government. By James Kirchick September 20 James Kirchick is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.” Last week, the Russian government-funded cable network RT announced that its American arm had been asked by the Justice… Continue reading RT wants to spread Moscow’s propaganda here. Let’s treat it that way.

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US Broadcasting Exec: We Respond to Russian Propaganda with ‘Facts’


The United States is responding to Russian propaganda with new media efforts aimed at countering “Kremlin distortions” with objective news, Broadcasting Board of Governors CEO John Lansing told a Senate panel. Lansing said Thursday he has seen a “global explosion of propaganda and lies,” and said the government agency he oversees is now actively countering… Continue reading US Broadcasting Exec: We Respond to Russian Propaganda with ‘Facts’

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Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team


BY PATRICK TUCKER SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 The Global Engagement Center is struggling to keep up with its missions: countering ISIS recruitment and Russian disinformation. The chief technology officer at the U.S. State Department’s anti-propaganda center left last week, along with two other members of its analytics team, Defense One has learned. The departures raise new questions about the Global Engagement… Continue reading Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team