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U.S. must increase defenses against Iranian information operations, report says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Iranian bots and trolls are subtler than Russia's, according to researchers at the Atlantic Council.

Thriving ‘disinformation-as-a-service’ market could make smearing corporate rivals easy

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

It is “alarmingly simple and inexpensive” to launch a sophisticated disinformation campaign with help available in cybercrime forums, analysts from Recorded Future concluded after studying the issue.

Why we’re still not ready for ‘like-war’

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

A new book charts the history of the weaponization of information and explains how the U.S. is still struggling to cope with the phenomenon.

Indictments reveal how Russia's 2016 election information warfare worked

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Russian operatives were able to obfuscate their activities by stealing the identities of U.S. citizens, renting servers based in the U.S. and using a VPN all while posting targeted propaganda on social media, according to Robert Mueller's lengthy indictment.

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