Tag Archives: ‘Disinformation and Democracy’

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 »

Disinformation’s threat to elections demands multi-dimensional approach

     

  While tackling the scourge of disinformation, governments and other parties should avoid interfering with the freedom of expression and free media, according to a report from the European Commission’s… Read more »

The future of political warfare: Russia vs. the West in global digital competition

     

The Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency used fake social-media accounts before and after the 2016 U.S. election to collect sensitive personal information on Americans, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found…. Read more »