Tags information operations

US seizes more than 30 websites connected to Iran, alleging disinformation and sanctions violations

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The action comes as the U.S. and Iran are considering a return to the 2015 nuclear deal.

Spanish-language misinformation about vaccines is evading Facebook's moderators

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

Spanish language posts boasting false claims that the covid-19 vaccine causes magnetism are avoiding fact-checkers at a higher rate than English language posts.

How recent disinformation campaigns tied to Russia, Pakistan blended fake engagement with real life

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

Measuring the amorphous impact of such ephemeral social media operations remains challenging.

Ex-US ambassador, anti-corruption activists in Ukraine were targets of suspected Russian phishing

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

“We are pretty aware of such kinds of threats, and we have training all the time and the protocols to deal with them,” said Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin.

Misinformation on Israel-Gaza violence prompts Facebook 24-hour tracking program

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

The death toll continues to rise.

Facebook is observing a 'steady growth' in disinformation-for-hire services

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

It's an issue that makes it harder for researchers to track malicious campaigns.