Infowar

What Does Musk's Purchase of Twitter Mean for Disinformation?

His free-speech values could undermine the site's efforts to stem foreign influence operations.

The Pentagon Must ‘Campaign’ Against China, Not Hope for a Goal-Line Stand

To dissuade aggression, the U.S. military must continuously persuade its adversaries to doubt their chances of success.

How Strategic Messaging Can Help Turn Putin Around

Cracks in the Russian leader's popular support can be deepened with careful appeals to the nation’s history and sense of greatness.

The US Needs a Center to Counter Foreign Malign Influence at Home

National security entities coordinate their fight against disinformation abroad. They need a way to do so within our borders.

Putin Lost the Digital War Abroad. Will He Lose at Home?

Its diplomatic efforts in tatters, its agencies beset by cyber vigilantes, the Russian government is still choking off the information that fuels its homegrown protest movement.

Ukraine Braces for Sharper Russian Cyber Attacks

Kyiv recruits "IT Army," receives satellite terminals. But worse is to come, says Senate intel committee chair.

Kremlin Cracks Down Harder on Media, Facebook as Protests Sweep Russia

Citizens “have a certain amount of capacity to express themselves, but it’s narrowing,” one observer says

In an Information War, Be Careful What You Amplify

An announcement about an annual Russian reserve-forces exercise has some people speculating unhelpfully.

US Companies Warned to Prepare for Russian Cyber Attacks

DOJ’s Lisa Monaco warns industry to harden defenses; Ukraine’s foreign weapons systems are a likely target for Russian hackers.

Just Whom Would a Russian 'False Flag' Operation Seek to Convince?

Russians themselves are likely the main target of the recent crescendo of disinformation, mostly from Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine.

Why the US Ramped Up Its Information War With Russia

Pre-buttals may become a standard part of the American playbook.

‘War Is Coming’: Mysterious TikTok Videos Are Scaring Sweden’s Children

The campaign offers an early test for the country’s new anti-disinformation agency.

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Common Office Desk Phone Could Be Leaking Info to Chinese Government, Report Alleges

Phones by Yealink have been observed sending encrypted messages to Chinese servers three times a day.

2021 Top Ten: Ideas

The intertwined need to confront China and climate change, turning the tables on Russian psyops, and more.