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Iran

Iran is one of the most active influ­ence actors in its use of hack­ers and oth­er cyber oper­a­tions. The coun­try also employs a large net­work of affil­i­at­ed groups and orga­ni­za­tions such as the Islam­ic Cen­ter of Eng­land. Iran also funds PressTV, a glob­al media oper­a­tion in sup­port of its goals.

September 14th, 2021 16:28
Iran’s Global Disinformation Machine
A former FBI agent and US intelligence analyst has reported on Iran’s global disinformation ecosystem, detailing the country’s vast disinformation and propaganda network. According to a Substack report by Clint...
August 31st, 2021 13:22
Iranian Social Media Campaign Promoted Anti-Israel Hashtags During Latest Israel-Hamas Conflict
The DFRLab, a US think tank, reported last month that a group of Iranian accounts launched a social media campaign against Israel during the 2021 Israel-Hamas conflict promoting the hashtag...
July 18th, 2021 18:47
US Seizes Iranian Websites Including PressTV
Reuters reported last month that the US Justice Department had seized 36 Iranian-linked websites said to be associated with either disinformation or violent organizations. According to the report, the seizures...
July 14th, 2021 16:47
Iranian Disinformation Campaign Targets Israeli Activists On Private Communication Apps
US media is reporting on an Iranian disinformation campaign targeting Israeli activists on private communication apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram and other encrypted chat apps. According to a New York...
July 7th, 2021 12:23
Iranian Influence Group Offers Advice and Speakers to UK Schools
An Islamic portal has reported that an Iranian influence organization has sent a letter to 15,000 UK schools offering advice and speakers to help students “frame anti-Israel sentiment in a...
July 7th, 2021 12:06
Iran Intensifying Social Campaigns To Spread Antisemitism In The US
US media is reporting that Iran is intensifying its disinformation campaign on social media to spread discord and anti-Semitic tropes in the US. According to the Time.com report: June 9,...
June 28th, 2021 13:42
German Authorities Prepare For Foreign Influence Operations Ahead Of Federal Elections
German media is reporting that German authorities are preparing for foreign influence operations, cyber attacks, and disinformation campaigns ahead of federal elections in September. According to a FAZ report: May...
May 6th, 2021 13:30
Norway Seeks Deportation Of Imam From Iranian-Linked Mosque
Norwegian media is reporting that the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) is seeking to deport an Oslo imam working at the Imam Ali Mosque, an Iranian tied Shiite center previously...
April 29th, 2021 12:19
LA Businessman Imprisoned For Influence Scheme Claims Decades CIA Relationship
Last month, the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported on the imprisonment of Imaad Zuberi, a LA businessman, in connection with a massive political influence scheme. This included unregistered lobbying...
April 28th, 2021 12:24
US Intelligence Community To Create Hub Against Foreign Influence Operations
US media is reporting that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the head of the US intelligence community, is planning to set up a “Foreign Malign Influence...