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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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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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Six GRU Officers Charged With Cyber Attacks on Ukraine, South Korea, and French Elections

Six GRU Officers Charged With Cyber Attacks on Ukraine, South Korea, and French Elections

From the U.S. Department of Justice: These GRU hackers and their co-conspirators engaged in computer intrusions and attacks intended to support Russian government efforts to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) Georgia; (3) elections in France; (4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent, Novichok, on...

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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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