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Misinformation 2020 Was Made-in-USA; Russia’s Role Was Tiny

Misinformation 2020 Was Made-in-USA; Russia’s Role Was Tiny

  Just how polluted is the news environment during the 2020 presidential election ? A new study, reporting in DefenseOne, a news platform for the military industrial complex, concludes: Very. The study, by Zignal Labs, is careful to distinguish disinformation–deliberate deceptions–from misinformation–erroneous statements. These falsehoods were consumed by audiences across the country, but unevenly, especially...

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Here’s the Truth about the Recent Latest Cyberattacks Targeting the US Election 

Here’s the Truth about the Recent Latest Cyberattacks Targeting the US Election 

  The Stanford Internet Observatory corroborates the reporting on this site about the role of Russian and Iranian intelligence agencies in the U..S. president election. As intelligence analyst Maysam Behravesh wrote on this blog, the reports blaming Iran for a Proud Boy threats against Democrats were hasty and unfounded, while Russian efforts have been abetted...

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Russian Intelligence Agencies Target the U.S. Vote, Abetted By Trump

Russian Intelligence Agencies Target the U.S. Vote, Abetted By Trump

[First in a Series: How Top World Intelligence Agencies Assess the US Election] Russian intelligence agencies – encouraged by the absence of any real U.S. pushback – are actively promoting disinformation about the U.S. presidential election, while seeking to hack into election systems, according to former CIA officers with Russian expertise and a wide variety...

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Trump and RNC Duped Traditional Media Into Covering Mail-in Voter ‘Fraud’; Russia Not a Factor

Trump and RNC Duped Traditional Media Into Covering Mail-in Voter ‘Fraud’; Russia Not a Factor

From Nieman Journalism Lab, a bit of perspective. Russian attempts to influence the election are real, but they are not the most significant driver of online disinformation. The culprit is closer to home. t’s Trump, the Republican National Committee, and Fox News — not Facebook spammers and Russian trolls — who are the primary drivers...

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Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

The committee was briefed by Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, and Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, on the Pentagon’s cybersecurity efforts to secure the Nov. 3 election. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Armed...

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