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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.

March 24th, 2021 14:27
Iranian Influence Campaigns Targeting US Elections Promote Iran’s Broad Interests
A US lawfare blog has published an analysis of Iranian influence strategies centered on campaigns targeting US elections. As the report explains: February 19, 2021 In the past few years,...
March 24th, 2021 13:47
Biden’s Controversial Iran Envoy Choice
US media reported in February on the controversy surrounding the appointment of Robert Malley as the Biden Administration envoy to Iran. According to the New York Times report: February 13,...
March 22nd, 2021 14:03
Report Examines Conspiracy Theories About Covid-19 Origins In China, the US, Russia, and Iran
The Associated Press and the DFRLab, a US think tank, have published a joint research project examining and comparing the false narratives about Covid-19’s origins in China, the US, Russia,...
March 18th, 2021 14:38
New Global Pro-Iranian Group Features European And US Representatives
Israeli media is reporting on a new study of a global pro-Iranian umbrella group, promoting the goals of the ‘resistance axis.' According to the Israel Hayom report, the group is...
March 16th, 2021 12:13
LA Businessman Imprisoned In Connection With Massive Political Influence Scheme
The US Justice Department has announced that LA businessman Imaad Zuberi was sentenced to 12 years in prison in connection with tax evasion, campaign finance violations failing to register as...
March 15th, 2021 11:56
Twitter Removes 2nd Batch Of Iranian Accounts Linked To 2020 US Election Interference
Twitter has announced the removal of the second batch of Iranian accounts in connection with attempts to disrupt the public conversation during the first 2020 US Presidential debate. According to...
March 4th, 2021 16:17
RECOMMENDED READING: “Censorship and the Capitol Riot: How Big Tech Became the Target of Russian, Chinese, and Iranian Messaging”
The Alliance for Securing Democracy has published a report examining how Iranian, Russian, and Chinese state media have used the occasion of political dysfunction in the US in order to...
February 7th, 2021 13:59
Iranian Hacker Group Conducts Global Phishing Attack
A cyber-security group specializing in Iran is reporting that the Iranian-backed Phosphorus hacking group (aka Charming Kitten, APT35) has conducted a global phishing attack directed at targets of interest to...
January 30th, 2021 13:54
Press TV Publishes American Radio Host Describing COVID Vaccinations In the West As A “State-Sponsored Conspiracy”
Iranian-backed Press TV has published an article by American author and radio host Stephen Lendman. describing the COVID vaccination program in the West as a “state-sponsored conspiracy against human health...
January 27th, 2021 16:59
Dozens Of Fakes News Articles Planted In Disinformation Campaign Linked to Iran
US media is reporting on what was described as dozens of fake news articles that were planted as part of a disinformation campaign promoting “pro-Iranian” narratives. According to the Daily...