Tag: ‘Disinformation and Democracy’

Microsoft detects hacking targeting European democracy groups

     

A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said. The company said Tuesday that a… Read more »

Upgrading support for Armenia’s post-revolution reforms

     

Armenia’s “velvet revolution” is one of the “positive breakthroughs” of the last year to confirm w that “democracy has enduring appeal as a means of holding leaders accountable and creating… Read more »

Factory of lies: Russia’s disinformation playbook exposed

     

Authorities on the democratic island of Taiwan say they are battling an influx of disinformation from sources backed by the Chinese Communist Party, ahead of local elections later this month,… Read more »

Putin’s Dark Ecosystem: Graft, Gangsters, and Active Measures

     

Russian malign influence does not operate in a vacuum, notes a new analysis. Moscow’s efforts to meddle in elections, peddle disinformation, sow discord and confusion, and poison political discourse tend… Read more »

Disinformation – ‘dictators learning from each other’

     

The activity of the Internet Research Agency (IRA) is just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to Russia’s hacking and disinformation efforts, security and social media experts told the U.S…. Read more »

Disinformation vital to autocrats’ sharp power repertoire

     

Russian intrusions into democratic institutions around the world have been in the spotlight for some time. But as a recent letter from a bipartisan group of US senators warns, China… Read more »

Digital dangers confronting civil society

     

Digital Dangers & Civil Society: Firsthand Accounts from Global Activists is the subject of a discussion organized by the Information Safety and Capacity Project (left), highlighting the “global trend of… Read more »

Data’s threat to democracy: civil society’s soft power ‘can counter disinformation’

     

Is our personal data safe? And might it be used by individuals, companies or governments to influence the democratic process? BBC media editor Amol Rajan asks: These are the two… Read more »