Tags information operations

'Typosquatting' campaign imitated news outlets to spread propaganda for years, report says

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

The effort demonstrates how propagandists have adopted the SEO and social media tactics that real outlets have used to increase audience engagement.

FBI director: Protecting 2018 election was a 'dress rehearsal' for 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

The 2018 vote passed without incident. The "big show" is the 2020 contest, Christopher Wray says.

Facebook links Duterte campaign volunteer to 200 bogus accounts

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The specific identification of Nic Gabunada, former chief executive of Omnicom Media Group Philippines, marks a departure for Facebook in its efforts against "coordinated inauthentic behavior."

Facebook removes accounts for masquerading as news outlets in the Middle East

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Facebook in recent months has announced similar takedowns of accounts targeting users in Moldova and for spreading disinformation in the Middle East.

Kremlin interference in EU vote is likely, says Estonian spy agency

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Russia' meddling will likely focus on France, Germany and Italy in an effort to secure as many parliamentary seats for pro-Kremlin candidates as possible, Estonia's foreign intelligence agency said.

Nearly 6,000 Twitter accounts magnified recent far-right messaging on Brexit, F-Secure says

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

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.

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