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Not quite fake news: Twitter accounts amplify old stories to sow discord

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

The shift to use more real news marks a subtle upgrade in anti-detection techniques.

Middle East-linked social media accounts impersonated U.S. candidates before 2018 elections

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

On Facebook, the suspicious activity involved reaching out to policymakers, reporters, academics, and dissidents.

How China used Western social media for a late-2018 charm offensive

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

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.

Serious flaw found and patched in WordPress, but it might lurk in plugins

by Joe Warminsky • 4 months ago

The bug appears in WordPress instances prior to version 4.9.9 and was exploitable for as long as six years, the RIPS Technologies researchers said.

WordPress plugin patches flaw that gave hackers potential access to 40,000 websites

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

The plugin Simple Social Buttons allows Wordpress users to distribute content on social media platforms. The flaw was discovered by a security developer at WebARX.

Facebook removes nearly 800 pages for magnifying state media throughout the Middle East

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

About 2 million accounts followed at least one of the pages, and nearly $30,0000 in advertising spending was tied to them, Facebook said.

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