As Washington investigates alleged Russian hacking of U.S. political systems, Russian propagandists are also at work across a wide front aiming a firehose of falsehoods at ill-informed audiences, foreign and domestic. A recent RAND study reveals how this disinformation – intentionally false – leverages psychological vulnerabilities to sway audiences. U.S. leaders should raise public consciousness about its nature and dangers.
William Courtney and Christopher Paul write for USNews.com
More than ever before, Australia is wedged between its economic dependence on China and its security alliance with the US. How the Chinese-language media in Australia figures in this fraught relationship is no longer just an academic question.
1,677 media content and social media accounts in 6 languages containing terrorist and violent extremist propaganda have been processed for the purpose of referral. The content was hosted by 35 social media and online service providers.
Europol reports on the action.
The Russian government is working with local supporters and disinformation outlets in the Czech Republic to promote pro-Russian, anti-NATO and anti-EU policies.
Jakub Janda and Ondrej Kunda write for the European Values think tank.