Share Tweet Forward 23 November 2017 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* Pre-emptive distortion of facts: the Eastern Partnership Summit On Friday this week the Eastern Partnership summit will take place in Brussels between the EU and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. In the build up, we have seen plenty of pre-emptive distortion concerning the… Continue reading Pre-emptive distortion of facts: the Eastern Partnership Summit – Disinformation Review
Attacks on countries through social networks deserve to be considered a modern form of terrorism, an information one, which in Russia itself is called “information support for combat operations” and is officially part of its military doctrine. Vadim Dovnar , Belarusian journalist In February 2017, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu publicly announced that “the information operations troops”… Continue reading Torn networks. How Facebook and Twitter are used to spread hate
WHEN AHMED YOUNIS first took a job at the State Department in September of 2016, the cross-country commute between his office in Washington, DC and his home in Los Angeles, where his wife and daughter live, seemed worth it. An Islamic scholar and college professor, he had been asked to help lead the State Department’s newly… Continue reading The State Department’s Fumbled Fight Against Russian Propaganda
The Washington Post Nov 22, 2017 Facebook is creating an online tool to allow users to determine if they might have been exposed to Russian disinformation during the 2016 presidential election and its fractious aftermath, the company announced Wednesday. The new tool, which the company said will be available by the end of the year,… Continue reading Wondering if the Russians reached you over Facebook? You can soon find out.
The potential for these bots is almost unlimited. A swarm of these slaughterbots could neutralize all the nuclear weapons in the world, given enough resources to back them up. Quite literally, they might make nuclear weapons obsolete. Need power? We solved that problem two decades ago. Recharge from any convenient power source. </end editorial> By Lukas Mikelionis A… Continue reading UC Berkeley professor’s ‘slaughterbots’ video on killer drones goes viral
This is, perhaps, the best article on how to counter Russian information warfare, to date, but this subject needs to developed much further. I have a paper on the subject, which provides a good organization, guidance, and procedures we should follow to remain legal, ethical, and moral. I must work on a synopsis to publish… Continue reading Countering Russian Information Operations in the Age of Social Media
A senior member of the Russian Foreign Ministry just pushed a link to a conspiracy theory, which is an unbelievable stretch of the imagination. Scandal in the US: Marine Corps disembarked at the CIA headquarters Hal Turner writes, According to people living near Langley, a large Marine Corps arrived on Saturday at the headquarters of… Continue reading Another Russian Conspiracy Theory Being Pushed