Infowar

Who’s Funding that Lawsuit? Implications for Lawfare

The U.S. and friendly governments must better understand the national-security risks from third-party litigation finance.

Support for QAnon Is Hard to Measure. Polls May Overestimate It

The spread of ideas online, and people’s endorsement of them in polls, doesn’t give the whole picture.

The Ultimate Symbol of America’s Diminished Soft Power

The Trump administration’s partisan takeover of the United States’ international broadcasters failed. What’s to prevent a future administration from trying again?

Regulate Social-Media Companies

They have proven unwilling to change algorithms and data-collection policies that stoke extremism and undermine national security.

Biden Calls Putin ‘To Make Clear’ Where US Stands

In a marked change, the president read off a list of grievances — and discussed the potential for additional nuclear arms controls.

Three Steps to Fight Online Disinformation and Extremism

The long-term solution recommended by experts is rarely discussed by pundits and politicians.

QAnon Is Destroying the GOP From Within

Until last week, too many in the Republican Party thought they could preach the Constitution and wink at QAnon. They can’t.

It's Harder to Boot Right-Wing Extremists from Social Media Than ISIS

There are various reasons why. But studies suggest it’s still worth the effort.

China, Russia, Iran Spin Capitol Insurrection

As allies lamented the “disgraceful” scene, adversaries used Wednesday’s riot to attack U.S. democracy.

How Will Biden’s Pentagon Handle Extreme Right-Wing Media?

The Capitol riot was just the latest tell for propaganda outlets masquerading as newsrooms.

Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready.

Insurrectionists made no effort to hide their intentions, but law enforcement protecting Congress was caught flat-footed.

How to Build Trust in the Vaccines

To succeed in immunizing the population against COVID-19, the United States must draw on the resources it already has.

Why Data Privacy Is Crucial to Fighting Disinformation

Information collected as we go about our daily lives can be weaponized into influence operations that are harder to detect.

NATO Experiments With Deceptive Tactics to Lure Russian Hackers

Latest cyber wargame shows new uses for honeypots, which have worked against the Russians in the past.

The Firing of Chris Krebs Is What an Attack On Democracy Looks Like

After helping to keep the election secure from hackers, the CISA director turned to refuting the baseless claims of the president.