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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.

December 16th, 2020 13:15
Iranian-Tied UK Human Rights Group Holds Annual Islamophobia Conference- Claims “Police States” Rising In Europe
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has announced its annual Islamophobia Conference, titled “The Attacks on Civil, Human and Political Rights for Muslims in Europe,” and scheduled to have been...
December 16th, 2020 10:27
Iranian-Tied UK Human Rights Group Holds Webinar On the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign (BDS) Against Israel
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has announced on its website it will be holding a webinar in early November 2020 on the BDS: Challenges, Success and The Way Forward....
November 23rd, 2020 16:04
Facebook Removes Fake Iranian Government-Connected Accounts
In late October, Facebook announced that it had removed a network of Iranian government-connected accounts on Facebook, and Instagram said to have targeted mainly the US and Israel. According to...
November 5th, 2020 16:27
Microsoft Links Iran’s Phosphorus Group To Hacking Attempt Of Munich Security Conference
Associated Press (AP) has reported that Microsoft has linked an Iranian hackers group to an attempt to break into personal e-mails accounts of the attendees of a high profile international...
November 1st, 2020 11:43
ANALYSIS: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A Case Study On Multi-Country Influence Operations
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has heated up once again, and various influence actors have crafted propaganda strategies and information operations to support their own...
October 30th, 2020 13:03
Iranian-Tied UK Human Rights Group Holds Webinar On The ‘One State Solution’
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has announced on its website it will be holding a webinar in early November 2020 on the ‘One state solution’ for the Palestinian /...
October 28th, 2020 13:32
US Treasury Designates 5 Iranian Entities As Trying To Interfere With US Elections
The US Treasury Department has reported designating five Iranian entities, said to have been involved in the Iranian regime’s attempts to influence the forthcoming US elections. According to the press...
October 28th, 2020 12:48
US Reports Seizing 92 Internet Domains Used By Iranian Revolutionary Guard For Disinformation
The US Department of Justice announced earlier this month that it had seized 92 internet domains used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as part of a global disinformation campaign. According to...
October 27th, 2020 13:50
RECOMMENDED READING: “Debating the Debates: How Russian, Chinese, and Iranian State-Backed Media Covered the U.S. First Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project affiliated with the US-based think tank German Marshall Fund, has published a study on how Russian, Chinese and Iranian state-backed media has covered...
October 24th, 2020 12:51
US Intelligence Officials More Concerned with Russia than Iran
US media is reporting that many US intelligence officials are more concerned about Russian efforts to interfere with the US elections than they are with Iranian actions. According to New...