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"European Union investigators, academics and advocacy groups say the new disinformation efforts share many of the same digital fingerprints or tactics used in previous Russian attacks, including...

"Russian electoral interference is a long game: many of these methods are used, in varying degrees, far in advance of elections themselves, and only intensify during campaign periods. Influence...

Once on the fringes, Vox blazed across the Internet, dividing its own country while connecting with the far right in many others. Now it’s in parliament.

"The links and connections are certainly visible online. Among those watching the rise of Vox in the Spanish elections was a Madrid-based company called Alto Data Analytics. Alto, which...

Nicolas Maduro has deployed a social media apparatus, coordinated by current and former government officials to preserve his hold on power amid a challenge from Juan Guaido.

The government’s self-described “digital militia,” drives government-sponsored hashtags, intended to bolster Maduro and undermine his opponents, to the top of Twitter’s “trending topics” for...

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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