Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News


This is an excellent article about how one might recognize fake news, as well as some potential solutions for countering fake news.  I actually learned the name for several techniques I use when I read a story.   A very short synopsis of a few things one might ask or look for when reading an article… Continue reading How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

#RussiaFail · #RussiaLies · Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

New Russian Fake News Site Pops Up: The NY Evening


The 2018 US midterm election is hereby in session.  More Russian fake news sites are popping up. The quote is fake, it is old (2017 allegations), and let’s take a look at the source. The NY Evening @TheNYevening Bio: Truth, Justice and Wisdom  New York, NY nyeveningnews.com Joined November 2016 The first line, “Truth, Justice and… Continue reading New Russian Fake News Site Pops Up: The NY Evening

Australia · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia · Ukraine · United States

On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”


I just read a moving article.  It was heartfelt, emotionally evocative, and for someone not conversant in Russian Information Warfare, convincing.  I was sent the entire article by a close friend.   This is my review of “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits“.   While the article contains quite a few very good points, to… Continue reading On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News


Huge MIT study of fake news. </end editorial> Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information. ROBINSON MEYER MAR 8, 2018 “Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote. It was hyperbole three centuries ago. But it… Continue reading The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Disinformation · Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns


At last researchers are starting to investigate “how” disinformation and fake news works, not simply throwing up their hands and saying ‘they’re doing it’.  “Enraptured Minds: Strategic Gaming of Cognitive Mindhacks” looks to be an interesting and probably educational presentation.  Unfortunately, I cannot attend the presentation, so if someone can contact Fyodor Yarochkin, Lion Gu, and Vladimir Kropotov,… Continue reading Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns

cyberwar · Cyberwarfare · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Politicians Intermix Cyberwar, Information Warfare, And Fake News


By politicians, please allow me to use Hillary Clinton as an example of someone who doesn’t quite get it, doesn’t make any effort to differentiate terms, or doesn’t care about being right, she just wants to be heard. Former Democratic Candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, is trying to sell her book, remain relevant, and be… Continue reading Politicians Intermix Cyberwar, Information Warfare, And Fake News