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
I woke up writing a new ‘strategy’ in my head. I’ve titled it “Suggestions For Department Of State GEC” in response to State-Defense Cooperation on Global Engagement Center Programs and Creation of the Information Access Fund to Counter State-Sponsored Disinformation. It’s done. It only took three hours to finish. I’ve ‘staffed’ it to a few close… Continue reading What to do…
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
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
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”
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
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.