Nearly 6,000 Twitter accounts magnified recent far-right messaging on Brexit, F-Secure says
Typical messages examined during the timeframe in question included posts criticizing credible media outlets, accusations that immigrants were killing house pets, and graphic images of violent protests.
How China used Western social media for a late-2018 charm offensive
Xinhua, People’s Daily and others sought to subtly manipulate public opinion in the U.S. by promoting flattering images of Chinese culture, including tourist destinations and panda bears.
Atlantic Council holding worldwide events to combat the rise of disinformation
The Atlantic Council is organizing a series of events and listening sessions next month where security experts can advise lawmakers on how to stifle influence efforts.
Cyberthreats rise to the top at Senate hearing on worldwide dangers for U.S.
The hearing gives a snapshot of the threats at the forefront of U.S. intelligence chiefs’ minds, and foreign hacking featured prominently.
Russian disinformation ops were bigger than we thought
The reports, released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, represent the most comprehensive independent analyses of the 2016 Russian disinformation effort.
Facebook’s former security boss embarks on apology tour
In the wake of another bad news cycle for Facebook, the company has found an unlikely ally: the former chief information security officer.