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January 7th, 2021 13:26
EDITORIAL: Yesterday’s Events in the United States
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) Senior Editor, I would like to say firstly that all of us at GIOR are sick at heart over yesterday's events at the...
January 5th, 2021 13:05
RECOMMENDED READING: “Is Falun Gong Behind Seth Holehouse’s ‘The Plot to Steal America’ It Looks Like It.”
The Metabunk blog has published its research results into a video shared by US President Trump titled “Man in America.” According to the report the video, based on election conspiracy...
December 9th, 2020 14:01
RECOMMENDED READING: “Information Overload Helps Fake News Spread, and Social Media Knows It”
Scientific American is reporting how what is described as “information overload” is interacting with social media to spread disinformation. The report describes how this synergy functions by citing a fictional...
December 9th, 2020 13:25
US Election Disinformation Reaches Europe, Russian-Backed Media Participating
European media is reporting on the growing issue of disinformation about the US election in Europe. According to the Euronews report, Russian-backed media outlets are participating in spreading this disinformation:...
December 9th, 2020 13:08
EU Launches Digital Initiative To Fight Disinformation
European media is reporting on the unveiling of the Democracy Action Plan, a digital effort established by the European Commission aimed at fighting disinformation, enforcing rules on fair competition in online...
November 19th, 2020 14:58
Canadian Cyber Centre Says Foreign Influence Represents “Collateral Damage” For Canada
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) has published it's National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020. Although more focused on cyber threats such as hacking and theft of personal information,...
November 18th, 2020 14:41
RECOMMENDED READING: How The Epoch Times Created A Giant Influence Machine
The New York Times has published a comprehensive report on the Epoch Times, the pro-Turmp media operation associated with the Chine Falun Gong movement. The article, titled "How The Epoch...
November 4th, 2020 13:08
RECOMMENDED READING: “The Real Threat of Foreign Interference Comes After Election Day”
Foreign Affairs has posted an article asserting that the US may be most vulnerable to foreign influence operations after the elections. The article begins: With just days to go before...
October 27th, 2020 14:18
RECOMMENDED READING: “Foreign Influence Operations and the 2020 Election: Framing the Debate”
The Lawfare Project has published a series of articles addressing both sides of the question "Is the threat of interstate influence operations overblown?” According to the announcement: ..in partnership with...
October 17th, 2020 12:52
DHS Releases 2020 Report on Homeland Threats- Russia Judged To Be Primary State Actor In Influence Operations
The US Department of Homeland Security has released its October 2020 "Homeland Threat Assessment” and influence operations are one of the seven major threat areas covered. According to the DHS...