Tag: Peter Pomerantsev

Tackling digital threats to democracy? How (not) to regulate the Internet

     

  Current proposals around disinformation are described in negative terms: they are all about stopping “harms” and mitigating “dangers,” notes Peter Pomerantsev, a director of the Arena Program at the… 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: Facebook uncovers new active influence operation

     

Facebook said Tuesday that it had discovered a sophisticated coordinated disinformation operation on its platform involving 32 false pages and profiles engaging in divisive messaging ahead of the U.S. midterm… Read more »

‘Factory of Lies’: Russia’s disinformation strategy and tactics

     

Factory of Lies is the name of a new television documentary introducing a number of journalists who have uncovered the hidden processes of the disinformation campaigns coming from Russia,  EU vs Disinfo reports…. 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 »

Tillerson criticizes Russia’s use of hybrid warfare ‘to undermine Western institutions’

     

  U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today criticized “Russia’s continued use of hybrid warfare” and its attempts “to undermine Western institutions” in a reference to the mix of state-sponsored… Read more »

Beware Russian elephant: Kremlin using fake news to confuse the West

     

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, says the company is working to ferret out Russian propaganda from Google News after facing criticism that Kremlin-owned media sites had been given plum… Read more »

How to attack a democracy: weaponize social media

     

  Between June 2015 and August 2017, millions of Americans were exposed to Facebook ads and posts generated by Russian operatives who sought to influence voter behavior and exploit divisions… Read more »