Tagged: disinformation

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House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Recommendations for Restoring Election Integrity

Over the past couple years, disinformation campaigns have increasingly been imposing dangers to American democracy and election integrity. According to the recent report “Exhausting and Dangerous”: The Dire Problem of Election Misinformation and Disinformation by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, 64% of Americans believe democracy is at risk...

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Lost, Not Stolen: The 2020 Presidential Election

Eight prominent conservatives have formed an organization for the purpose of discrediting those that would believe the United States 2020 election was won under fraudulent conditions — Lost, Not Stolen. These authors put together a report by the same name: Lost, Not Stolen: The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and...

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Using Artificial Intelligence Against Online Harms

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report to Congress warning about using artificial intelligence (AI) to combat online harms, which include fraud, impersonation scams, fake reviews and accounts, bots, media manipulation, illegal drug sales and other illegal activities, sexual exploitation, hate crimes, harassment and cyberstalking, and misinformation campaigns aimed...

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Climate Disinformation at COP26 AND BEYOND

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and CASM Technology  partnered in creating “Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and Responding to Climate Disinformation at COP26 and Beyond.” This report highlights failures to curb disinformation and prevent positive action efforts towards climate change mitigation. After 18 months of dedicated research, the main antagonist...

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Analyzing Global Disinformation and Information Operations

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has launched a website with the purpose of tracking global disinformation campaigns on social media. ASPI’s recent report- Understanding Global Disinformation and Information Operations: Insights from ASPI’s New Analytic Website provides a brief analysis of the data provided. The website described within presents a...

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Assessing Truth: A RAND Study of Human Cognitive Processing

RAND Corporation has released Individual Differences in Resistance to Truth Decay: Exploring the Role of Reasoning and Cognitive Biases, a report stemming from RAND’s Initiative, “Countering Truth Decay.” The term “Truth Decay” is defined as, a societal phenomenon indicated by four key sociocultural trends: heightened disagreement about facts and analytical interpretations...

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National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released their most recent National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin, published on February 7, 2022.  This bulletin, set to expire on June 7, 2022, summarizes current terrorist threats that are being monitored and for which our nation is currently most at risk.  The current following...

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Countering Disinformation in the U.S.

The U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission has released Countering Disinformation in the United States, a report detailing the current information ecosystem in the United States. This report addressed two main concerns, foreign influences and public awareness. Foreign influencers, like Russia, China, and Iran, “conduct operations to spread both disinformation and misinformation...

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Analyzing News Manipulation by State Actors

In a recently released report, Bad Actors in News Reporting: Tracking News Manipulation by State Actors, RAND Corporation details national government’s efforts to manipulate COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic information to further their own global agendas. The report found that all nations analyzed, which included China, the U.S., the U.K.,...

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Final Report of the Commission on Information Disorder Released

The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder was created to address the growing societal challenges associated with misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation. The Commission, co-chaired by renowned journalist Katie Couric, cybersecurity expert Chris Krebs, and civil rights leader Rashad Robinson, brought together representatives from the fields of academia, government, philanthropy, and...