Current Information Operation Topics: US intelligence is finally figuring out how to communicate with the…
You’ve probably seen messages that claim to provide evidence that busloads of “out of state” looters, rioters, and members of antifa are coming to burn down your town or city. [...]
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What lessons haven’t we learned since 2016? Lesson 6: The war on history isn’t about…
The weeks leading up to Independence Day 2020 were a truly bizarre period in American public discourse, with an intense period of discussion about racial inequality and police violence sliding [...]
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What lessons haven’t we learned since 2016? Lesson 5: Are YOU Disinfo?
We need to be more aware of whether and when our own posts are feeding narratives being pushed by adversaries and malign actors, what that means, and what we should [...]
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Current Information Operation Topics: Someone is psyoping Americans, and you should be really pissed off…
You’ve probably seen messages that claim to provide evidence that busloads of “out of state” looters, rioters, and members of antifa are coming to burn down your town or city. [...]
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What lessons haven’t we learned since 2016? Lesson 4: Why conspiracy theories work.
Lesson 4: Why conspiracy theories work. As complex conspiracy narratives like QAnon gain popularity, we too often dismiss their importance and broad appeal — and misunderstand why they resonate. Rather [...]
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Disinformation Starts at Home
We are all prone to believing that disinformation is something that works on someone else, not on us. But the truth is, it works on all of us.
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What lessons haven’t we learned since 2016? Lesson 3: News Aggregation
Lesson 3: “News aggregator” accounts and personalities play a role in sculpting information environments and building networks on social media — and sometimes also in promoting disinformation and coercive narratives.
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What lessons haven’t we learned since 2016? Lesson 2: Hacking
Since the realization that foreign and domestic disinformation played a central role in driving certain narratives during the 2016 elections, many Americans have tried to grapple with what this means, [...]
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What lessons haven’t we learned since 2016? Lesson 1: RAGE
Since the realization that foreign and domestic disinformation played a central role in driving certain narratives during the 2016 elections, many Americans have tried to grapple with what this means, [...]
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In a time of crisis, a call for better information citizenship
The remainder of 2020 will be challenging for Americans as we seek to be better informed about the November 2020 elections and the coronavirus pandemic that is impacting our politics, [...]
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