Infowar

The Most American COVID-19 Failure Yet

Contact tracing works almost everywhere else. Why not here?

Where the Pandemic Is Cover for Authoritarianism

In Hong Kong and around the world, public-health concerns are being used to excuse extraordinary overreach.

Stone Knew About Wikileaks; Manafort Dished to Russian Intel, Senate Finds

After the Senate Intelligence Committee’s fifth and final report, Democrats still say collusion. Republicans still say no.

For Whom the Tok Tiks

TikTok could persist in many ways in America. None is good.

Defense Personnel to Get Crash Course in OpSec

But various problems have observers wondering whether it's a waste of time.

Russian Disinformation Networks Detailed in New State Department Report

Several English-language websites working together to push Kremlin talking points during the COVID outbreak caught the eye of U.S trackers.

Deepfakes Are Getting Better, Easier to Make, and Cheaper

GitHub is becoming a destination site for make-your-own-deepfake software.

Ep. 73: Monuments, terrorism and the American white power movement

'Each time the white supremacist movement has surged in the U.S., that surge has been mirrored by a similar increase within the armed forces.'

What America Will Lose if the Voice of America Sounds Like Trump

The recent purge at U.S.-funded broadcasters suggests a key foreign-policy tool is about to lose its value.

How the Kremlin Targets Lies, and Truths, about Russia’s COVID Response

Chief prosecutor sheds light on Moscow’s recent efforts to control the messages that Russians receive about the coronavirus pandemic.

Americans Should Fight Propaganda, Like We Used To

Do we care what the rest of the world believes about us? We should.

China Escalates the Pandemic Propaganda War

As its global image takes a big hit, China is using an arsenal of spin, obfuscation, hyperbole, and outright disinformation to win back its reputation.

China Is Spreading Coronavirus Disinformation, CISA Warns

The agency also cautioned against dangerous suggestions—such as ingesting bleach—as cures for the disease.

Putin Takes Another Step in Bid to Control Russia’s Internet

One center of resistance to the Kremlin’s attempt to bring the country’s internet access under central control is being brought to heel.

How to Counter China’s Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign

Beijing is using lies to undermine America’s standing; the U.S. should fight back with science and truth.

China’s Coronavirus Disinformation Ensnared Its Chief Target

Trump’s “Chinese virus” tweets are, in part, an attempt to cover up how he ignored U.S. intelligence and believed Beijing.

China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World

Beijing is successfully dodging culpability for its role in spreading the coronavirus.