Unwitting actors, fake screenshots and more

In its October 2019 report, the Analytic Exchange Project (AEP) calls us – Jane Average and Joe Average Americans – possible unwitting actors in Disinformation (DI) campaigns. With specificity, AEP is describing people who see something on social media and then pass it along on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other accounts. They don’t examineContinue reading “Unwitting actors, fake screenshots and more”

BRIEFS (Jan. 27, 2020)

BRIEF NOTES A poll last week provided some insight into public opinion about disinformation. The results of one question are highlighted in my “Fact of the Week” visual. Also, according to the survey, 35 percent of the public identifies “Misleading information” as the biggest threat to keeping our elections safe and accurate. Telling excerpt: “AlthoughContinue reading “BRIEFS (Jan. 27, 2020)”

How objective is your media? Do you check your sources?

As 2020 approaches, it’s apparent that the upcoming election will be even more divisive than 2016 was. Brace yourself for a bumpy ride, especially if you’re a Democrat. It’s worth repeating the obvious: the sources where conservatives and liberals “get” their news are quite different. A study from Pew Research in 2017 found that 40Continue reading “How objective is your media? Do you check your sources?”

About Disinformation Campaigns

For decades, long before “fake news” became a common expression a few years ago, the United States and other democracies have been attacked from other countries using Disinformation (DI) Campaigns. Through research and investigation, I have learned about dozens of efforts to influence and undermine the democratic process not just in the United States, butContinue reading “About Disinformation Campaigns”