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This article highlights not only the need for broader media literacy efforts, but also the successes of existing programs to help defeat propaganda, misinformation, disinformation, and other...

Provides new information on novel techniques used by Russian and other states for cyberespionage and cyberwarfare, which could be used to deploy weaponized narratives.

This article is more than simply a current events piece because it highlights important factors beyond Russian integration of various information operations capabilities. This work addresses the...

This piece highlights an important aspect of the weaponized narrative- the ability to link a less salient issue to a much more salient issue (identity). Whether you agree with the piece or not,...

"It’s easy to imagine that a second civil war might proceed like the first: two institutionalized factions wielding state militaries against each other along prescribed strategic fronts. Generals...

"Once again, the Kremlin’s quest to disrupt democracy, divide the West and erode the rules-based liberal international order may have found a toehold."

"These targeted messages, along with others that have surfaced in recent days, highlight the sophistication of an influence campaign slickly crafted to mimic and infiltrate U.S. political...

How Artificial Intelligence Will Enhance Computational Propaganda, Reprogram Human Culture, and Threaten Democracy... And What Can be Done About It

The difficult truth is humans simply cannot compete with MADCOMs, at least not alone. On the digital networks of the next decade, only humans teamed with AI machines can compete with AI machines....

The government cannot legally shut down free speech, so citizens -- those taking in that free speech -- are the only ones who can filter out what's really going on from attempts to divide...

A attempt by veterans to take back the definition of patriotism from those who have attempted to mis-use patriotism against segments of the American public. AM

A weaponized narrative by the NRA attacking mainstream media as a weaponized itself. It positions all gun owners as politically right wing (us) against those (them) who have resources other than...

The research is revealing in that it validates several strong suspicions about weaponized narrative: (1) These attacks were used less to promote or attack individual candidates by name, than to...

Turns out the alt right not only has rapidly increased the sophistication and scope of its attacks, but it actually does have links with the Russians. This report by the Atlantic Council’s...

The company providing key voting systems for North Carolina was targeted by Russian cyberattacks, according to NPR. Those systems went haywire on election day in locations that were overwhelmingly...

Identity narratives sit at the center of war narratives that legitimate war policy -- policy that seeks to achieve political objectives through the use of military force. War narratives cannot be...

Although most of the information in this RAND Perspective is not new, this is a good and relatively short piece that highlights attributes of Russia’s disinformation campaigns. Most notable is the...

The weaponized narrative is about how traditional stories are now being tailored to exploit cognitive weaknesses in our neuropsychological systems, similar to the way in which weaponized diseases...

This article highlights the importance of online bots in the propagation of weaponized narrative. The authors write: "Fake news and the way it spreads on social media is emerging as one of the...

Weaponized Narrative does not shout itself out. It is sneaky, it appeals to the unconscious, and it comes loaded with self-perpetuating mechanisms. Those of us who "out" weaponized narratives...

"[S]ince its inception in 2013, and especially since Trump began his march to the White House, One America’s owner, Robert Herring Sr., a millionaire who made his money printing circuit boards,...

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