Here are the highlights of news from the world of propaganda and disinformation in the past week or so.
- Check out the way that sophisticated disinformation campaigns have been privatized in Russia. While privatized propaganda and disinformation have been around for a century or so, this is a new twist that’s worth checking out, especially in light of the 2016 elections. https://www.recordedfuture.com/disinformation-service-campaigns/
- This meaty report out of Oxford inventories the state and political manipulation of social media, highlighting especially the role of Facebook. Upshot: social media manipulation is spreading quickly and becoming more pervasive. https://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/93/2019/09/CyberTroop-Report19.pdf
- A new report from the Global Disinformation Index details the role that advertising plays in supporting disinformation. Like a variation on the theme: Doing well by doing bad. GDI_Ad-tech_Report_Screen_AW16