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Russia’s 2016 memetic warfare is generating pearl clutching monographs

"Meme warfare is definitely a thing. Memes are a significant component of how far right extremists recruit young men into white supremacy. Memes provide, via their veneer of humor, a deniable way...

"The true value of online propaganda is the real-time response from the audience. The real-time response is what enabled the RIRA to iterate on messaging, refining and changing it based on data...

Someone bought my Twitter account 10K fake/bot followers, and here’s what I learned about Twitter’s spam detection tools

When social proof on Twitter is defined by the number of non-bot followers and retweets that you have, what happens when an anonymous actor suddenly inflates your number of bot-based followers?...

An understanding of culture and Worldview Theory can provide a diagnostic framework. Targeted groups, or victims, may share common identifiable features that can be used or manipulated to produce...

The article identifies Russian tactics used throughout social media platforms in the United States that were aimed at American voters. Due to the sheer volume of posts and messages from Russian...

How lies become truth in online America

This article illustrates the difficulty in using humiliation and ridicule to inoculate people against false online narratives. It shows how clearly marked satirical articles to go viral online,...

Misinformation and social networks have sullied the country’s politics since at least 2010. This time, it was worse than ever.

The evolving techniques in distributing narrative materials combined with a coordinated distribution platform that moved misinformation through WhatsApp groups made disinformation in the 2018...

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"There could be a more sinister purpose to this relentless bad news as well, particularly as it echoes equally harsh coverage of the United States and Ukraine. If Russia were expecting or planning...

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"Unfortunately, our continued use of legacy metaphors, especially when applied to the broader strategic environment, has just reinforced our old and now unrealistic mindsets and expectations. In...

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