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Brookings' focus may not be on weaponized narrative in this piece, but the report highlights the importance of a deeper understanding in civics education as a crucial component for national...

The key notion is that creating chaos undermines legitimacy based on values, facts, or any external factor in an attempt to force the populace into a cynical view of all information, basing trust...

"After Trump took office, Russia’s army of trolls began to shift their focus within the United States, according to U.S. intelligence reports. Instead of spreading messages to bolster Trump, they...

"The result is without obvious parallel in U.S. history, a situation in which the personal insecurities of the president — and his refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as...

"Domestic and international companies are being paid to identify American voters in real time, and expose them to highly tailored messages at specific times, specific places, and while certain...

"All countries seek influence abroad, pursue soft power and spread propaganda. But the Chinese combination of technology, coercion, pressure, exclusion and economic incentives is beyond anything...

"The tech industry can’t hide from the information war, particularly when its own creations are being weaponized," writes Tekla Perry. There are remarkable levels of agreement on statements that...

"The new information goes far beyond what the companies have revealed in the past and underline the breadth of the Kremlin’s efforts to lever open divisions in the United States using American...

"While Kremlin-aligned agents secretly built fake Facebook groups to foment political division and deployed hordes of Twitter bots to stoke criticism of Hillary Clinton, RT worked out in the open...

Explores in granular detail how online bots are operationalized by Russia for information operations and weaponized narrative attacks through a host of social media platforms.

Television is the main communication medium in Russia, and thus tracking and analyzing the programs the government allows and encourages offers a valuable window into how the Putin government...

While technology and changing geopolitical contexts have created new and more powerful versions of weaponized narrative, it is worth remembering the deep historical roots of some of the basic...

Illustrates the wide range of influence and information operations utilized by Russia.

"The big question is whether Mr. Kim, fearful that his nuclear program is becoming too large and obvious a target, is focusing instead on how to shut down the United States without ever lighting...

"As in the past, the Russian advertisements did not create ethnic strife or political divisions, either in the United States or in Europe. Instead, they used divisive language and emotive messages...

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...

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