Tags information operations

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks 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 weeks 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.

Facebook purges accounts for spreading hate speech, this time in the U.K. and Romania

by Joe Warminsky • 3 weeks ago

The social media giant says it shut down dozens of accounts, pages and groups intended to "engage in hate speech and spread divisive comments on both sides of the political debate" in the United Kingdom and in Romania.

A bot doesn't need to talk like a bot for Twitter to notice

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

The approach is an attempt to solve a problem that keeps changing.

Facebook scrubs accounts spreading disinformation in Moldova ahead of heated election

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

Some users spreading disinformation were government empoloyees, Facebook said.

Atlantic Council holding worldwide events to combat the rise of disinformation

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

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.

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