Tag: EU East StratCom Task Force

Ideological ‘grievance state’: Five Faces of Russia’s Soft Power

     

Russia’s human rights situation is getting worse with each passing year, says Tatanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch. The regime routinely “messes up” because it has destroyed almost all feedback… Read more »

Despotic Data: Autocrats winning online fight of open vs. closed societies?

     

A critical differentiator between traditional media and social media is how ‘targetcasting‘ is available only to a specific audience. Such secret targeting tears at the fabric of democracy, says Tom Wheeler, a… Read more »

Democracies ill-equipped to counter info warfare in ‘Age of Durable Disorder’

     

A coordinated cyberespionage campaign using phishing to harvest passwords from mobile phones and computers has targeted U.N. relief agencies, the International Red Cross and other non-governmental organizations groups for the… Read more »

Global Disinformation Order: organized social media manipulation in at least 70 countries

     

Organized social media manipulation has more than doubled since 2017, with at least 70 states employing computational propaganda to shape public opinion, according to a new analysis.  In Vietnam, citizens… 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 »

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 »

Putin’s ‘strategy of chaos’ drives disinformation ops

     

Russia has firmly established itself as a democratic society following the path of freedom and independence, Russian President Vladimir Putin said – without a trace of irony – in his… Read more »

Russia’s ‘orchestrated’ disinformation campaign aims to destabilize EU democracies

     

Facebook has told the Government’s fake news inquiry it will expand its investigation into whether Russian agents attempted to influence the Brexit vote. The social media giant previously said it found just… Read more »

Scourge of Russian disinformation aims to undermine democracy

     

Western observers were quick to treat Valery Gerasimov’s articulation of the science of war as the blueprint for a future Russian hybrid attack against the west. From the proliferation of… Read more »