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When Ukrainian MP Svitlana Zalishchuk gave a speech to the United Nations on the effect on women of her country's war with Russia, she won widespread praise for her performance. It was only a few months since the 32-year-old had been elected to parliament, one of a new generation of politicians who ...
And it inflamed already divisive politics before the United States government concluded — perhaps too late — that it was a Russian disinformation campaign. “We would take any misinformation like that very seriously,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, told reporters at a briefing ...

The database, from the website DeSmog UK, is designed to be a live log of activities and actions by key players who are said to be “pushing climate science denial and disinformation”. The almost 70 entries include Cuadrilla and INEOS, companies behind shale gas exploration plans in northern England ...
Behind each climate policy failure is a network of politicians, corporate lobbyists, and shadowy think tanks pushing to preserve the fossil-fuelled status quo. DeSmog UK's new database casts light on the activities of those pushing disinformation to dampen commitment to action on climate change or ...
Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything from elections, mining approvals and even Brexit. But Russia is just the tip of the iceberg for this issue with regular ...
16 with Jane Harman, director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center, Catherine Ashton, Baroness Upholland and former vice president of the European Commission, addressed issues including Russian disinformation and ties between the EU and United States. “I think the EU would probably feel ...

A UK parliamentary committee that's investing fake news has been told by Facebook and Twitter they will provide information relating to Russian interference during the UK's 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the coming weeks. With election disinformation being publicly interrogated in the US, questions have ...
The three Baltic nations — Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia — are under relentless attack by Russian disinformation and dirty tricks. Whereas much of the world is indifferent to Russia's seizing of Crimea, the insurgency in eastern Ukraine, and Russian troops in Georgia, to the Baltics those acts are a scenario ...
Contrary to popular belief, disinformation and misinformation are not interchangeable definitions. Misinformation is untrue or incorrect information that is spread intentionally or unintentionally. Disinformation is false information spread deliberately to deceive and sway public opinion. What if what happened ...
Sean Sullivan, a security advisor at F-Secure, saw the same issue differently: "Disinformation exists on Twitter, it's how it is packaged and ...
The UK plans to spend £100 million over five years to counter what it calls a Russian “disinformation” campaign, Downing Street has said, ...
Google is preparing to take action against state-run Russian news agencies which have been accused of spreading propaganda and ...
A year out from Donald Trump's astonishing and disturbing presidential win, it's become clear that the absolute sea of disinformation — much of ...
“We're not talking enough about disinformation and how we counter disinformation,” Hurd said in a recent interview in his Capitol Hill office.
Hillary Clinton believes that GOP efforts to keep voters from the polls and a “weaponized” disinformation campaign by the Russians “likely” cost ...
Internet freedom is on the decline for the seventh consecutive year as governments around the world take to distorting information on social ...
The U.S. isn't the only Western country that has grown increasingly angry at Russia's social media disinformation wars. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the Kremlin “is seeking to weaponize information, deploying its state-run media organizations to plant fake news stories and Photoshopped ...

British Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a blistering attack on what she called Russia's efforts to "sow discord in the West," putting ...
Geoffrey Johnston/Submitted Photo People gather in Springer Market Square to remember Gord Downie on Oct. 18. Downie, the lead singer of ...
But ultimately, they seemed to blame Russia rather than the American people or companies that distributed and consumed the disinformation.
Disinformation is being used to destabilize democracies internationally – from Russia's a role in Brexit, the French and German elections, and ...
Rid was a witness in one of the first open hearings on Russian disinformation of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in March, where ...
Donald Trump's Biggest Disinformation Campaign Yet. The Russia collusion scandal is closing in on America's commander-in-chief of fake ...
As the Kremlin wages an unyielding disinformation campaign against the United States and its European allies, Washington is still reeling from ...
Science helps keep us safe and healthy. The public safeguards that keep our drinking water clean and our children's toys safe rely on independent science and ...
While it's hard to believe that helping strangers connect through the internet was ever a radical idea, when I started eBay 22 years ago, it felt ...
The "D" stood for Dezinformatsiya, or disinformation, and Agayants, an austere ethnic Armenian, was very good at his job. During his tenure, he ...
As Moscow's use of disinformation rises, the West's stakes in information war increase. A dangerous mixture of Russia's declining superpower status and rising tensions between Moscow and the West suggest that the Kremlin will continue to pressure its Western geopolitical competitors. Information warfare ...
Online disinformation and manipulation targeted elections in at least 18 countries over the past year, according to a new study. In its “Freedom on the Net 2017” report, Freedom House warns that online efforts to manipulate elections are “damaging citizens' ability to choose their leaders” based on factual ...
The dynamic highlights a fundamental problem with fact-checking in the era of viral misinformation and disinformation disseminated on social ...
Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the history of Russian disinformation and how it's become more effective ...
Just a day before tech's big Russia-focused Congressional hearings begin, Google is out with a new report on the Russian government's efforts ...
The Trump administration has yet to break ground for its promised border wall to keep the undocumented out of the United States, but by ...
There was an unusual protest this past weekend in Moscow, when several hundred men from Russia's Caucasus region and various ...
... with more than 100,000 Twitter followers could be in the pay of the Russian government as part of an international disinformation campaign, ...
Russia's efforts to push propaganda and disinformation, experts say, are nothing new and extend beyond the U.S. to nations in Europe.
"PhoenixRally," "Antifa," and "MAGA" were among the most common hashtags used by these accounts this week. One of the central themes ...
Every responsive government encourages a vibrant and robust opposition to ensure it has a feedback channel outside of its own circle.
Should state-sponsored disinformation campaigns be ranked as a national security threat on par with terror or cyber threats? How can the ...
This time last summer, as the presidential candidates locked down their respective nominations, before we woke up to Russian meddling in our ...
Rychlak said Russian disinformation operations generally take advantage of issues around which it can create questions or doubts. It fits with ...
A case in point is sophisticated disinformation campaigns and influence operations aimed at subverting the resilience of societies.
McMaster characterized it as a "sophisticated campaign of subversion and disinformation and propaganda that is going every day in an effort to ...
Russian disinformation is 'hostile' to Robert Mueller, backs Donald ... 68 exposes Russian President Vladimir Putin's disinformation efforts.
China is also using the bots to spread disinformation targeting the ... itself into traditional (dis)information campaigns, pitting the Democratic ...
Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation report cover “The major innovation in this study is that we combine a very large database–over ...
New laws in democratic countries that force social media platforms to remove disinformation will encourage autocratic countries to do the same, ...
Ben Nimmo, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and signatory of an open letter organized by the European Values think tank that called Mogherini "irresponsibly weak" on the issue, told Playbook that her anti-disinformation efforts are "the most token ...
... became a staple of the recent US presidential race, in a propaganda campaign the US intelligence community says the Kremlin carried out to support President Trump, countries such as Estonia have long felt the powerful influence of Russian ...
Despite the seriousness of this threat, the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has spent the last two years trying to avoid naming Russia as the main creator of hostile disinformation. We as European security ...


 

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