Search Results for: Disinformation

Russian trolls paid activists to sow discord: how to reduce vulnerability

     

A Russian “troll factory” paid tens of thousands of dollars to unwitting American activists to sow discord in the US, The Times reports: This is the first suggestion of direct… Read more »

Wikileaks a ‘fully owned subsidiary’ of Russia’s ‘social media blitzkrieg’

     

Wikileaks is an arm of Russian intelligence and a new Cold War is descending on Europe through the weaponizing of information, Hillary Clinton claimed yesterday, The Times (London) reports: The… Read more »

Why democracy will survive world’s political turmoil

     

  Democracy is seriously threatened in the present-day world due to a rise in corruption, organized crime, populism and extremism, participants in the Forum 2000 conference concluded in the first… Read more »

‘Global league’ of democracies needed to counter cyberthreats

     

  A global league of liberal democracies is needed to protect against cyberthreats, says Toomas Hendrik Ilves, president of Estonia from 2006-2016 and a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover… Read more »

A democratic antidote to Russia’s information warfare

     

Russia is employing information warfare to exploit social divisions and tragedies such as the Las Vegas mass shooting, Aaron Aupperlee writes for the Tribune-Review: The Alliance for Securing Democracy, an… Read more »

How to stop Russian propaganda winning the information war

     

The Russians who posed as Americans on Facebook last year tried on quite an array of disguises. There was “Defend the 2nd,” a Facebook page for gun-rights supporters, festooned with… Read more »

Time for the West to ‘get real’ about Ukraine

     

Officials in the central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy say a municipal councilor has been shot dead just hours after the broadcast of a television interview he gave about corruption within… Read more »

How to defend against Russia’s information warfare

     

Poland, like many European countries, has been targeted by Russian propagandists with disinformation campaigns. Experts say the effort is aimed at the country’s political discussion. They say many false accounts were opened… Read more »

Liberal democracies particularly vulnerable to information warfare

     

The joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise ‘Zapad 2017’ is a form of information warfare, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė told the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “The Kremlin is rehearsing… Read more »

Why foreign propaganda is more dangerous now

     

A new nonpartisan group launched on Tuesday aims to inform Americans about the “grave” national security threat posed by Russia’s ongoing interference in U.S. affairs, The Hill reports: The Committee to… Read more »