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Ways to neutralize Russia’s disinformation (at least partially)

     

  YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets. A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives. A local news story about two veterans brutally mugged on… Read more »

Facebook, Google, Twitter and the ‘Digital Disinformation Mess’

     

With platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, modern-day purveyors of disinformation need only a computer or smartphone and an internet connection to reach a potentially huge audience — openly, anonymously… Read more »

Populist malpractice raises serious concerns about European elections’ integrity

     

For weeks, Europe’s far-right populists have been dashing across the Continent, joining arms and presenting themselves as a united front that will batter the political establishment and score a big… Read more »

Demotion, dilution, delay & diversion: strengthening digital resilience

     

Whatever the domestic repercussions of Robert S. Mueller III’s report, Moscow will likely continue its campaign of disinformation and disruption against American democracy, a prominent analyst tells the New York Times: Aleksandr… Read more »

Kremlin Playbook 2: ‘Enablers Ecosystem’ aims to discredit democracy

     

  The United States is allocating $661 million to counter Russian disinformation and propaganda in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia, Foreign Policy reports. The investment can’t come too soon, a… Read more »

AI systems accelerating authoritarian resurgence

     

Artificial intelligence systems are showing their potential for abetting repressive regimes and upending the relationship between citizen and state, accelerating a global resurgence of authoritarianism, notes Steven Feldstein, a nonresident fellow… Read more »

Russian disinformation takes fresh aim at democratic process

     

The techniques used by anti-democratic state and non-state actors to disrupt or influence democratic processes are constantly evolving, says the European Parliamentary Research Service. The use of algorithms, automation and… Read more »

Facebook ‘war room’ counters disinformation (but tech has corroded democracy)

     

Facebook is reportedly delighted with the performance of its anti-disinformation “war room” during Brazil’s presidential election. But despite Facebook’s stronger and more organized coordination of its effort to improve election-related… Read more »

‘Disinformation Wars: Western democracies ill-prepared for coming wave of ‘deep fakes’

     

  Western democracies are ill-prepared for the coming wave of “deep fakes” that artificial intelligence could unleash, according to Chris Meserole, a fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle… Read more »

EU counter-disinformation efforts ‘in disarray’?

     

Having squandered solidarity in the Skripal case, the EU is fighting Russian propaganda at the same time as its experts fight among themselves about how, Deutsche Welle reports: Jakub Janda,… Read more »