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

Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

Dealing With Fake News, Reality, and The Truth On Facebook


Someone asked a question today on Facebook and I answered.  I figured if I can help one or two people per day, I’m a happy man. I decided to share my answer in this blog. The Facebook user’s question: How do we know what is FAKE and what is REAL in this day and age?… Continue reading Dealing With Fake News, Reality, and The Truth On Facebook

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Facebook Is Still Hiding Crucial Russia Intel From the Public


Fake news, bogus accounts, Kremlin-sponsored trolls—and little transparency. AJ VICENS SEP. 13, 2017 3:10 PM Facebook is feeling the heat this week as further details emerge on Russia’s use of its platform to monkeywrench America’s electoral process—the sowing of disinformation and political discord via six-figure ad buys, fake events pages, and Kremlin-sponsored trolling operations. On Tuesday, the leaders of the… Continue reading Facebook Is Still Hiding Crucial Russia Intel From the Public

EU · Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

EU website takes on Russia’s fake news industry


Europe Letter: Moscow’s disinformation campaign covers the seedy and the political Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 01:00 Patrick Smyth in Brussels The Danes, if one is to believe the story, are opening brothels for zoophiles. They – the zoophiles, not the Danes – are people with a sexual fixation on non-human animals. The story, which has run… Continue reading EU website takes on Russia’s fake news industry

Fake News · Information operations · Information Warfare

Tagging fake news on Facebook has minimal effect – study


Some may even become more likely to misconstrue fake news as true, the Yale University study says By Gelo Gonzales Published 4:29 PM, September 15, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – A method employed by Facebook to control the spread of fake news is barely working, according to a Yale University study. The study, first reported by Politico,… Continue reading Tagging fake news on Facebook has minimal effect – study

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election


Yet another discovery of the vast efforts by Russia to wage information warfare, indeed political warfare, against the United States.  Every day a new disclosure seems to be revealed about how Russia waged a comprehensive, total war against not only the American democratic process but the very fabric of the United States itself. It eroded our faith… Continue reading The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election