How Online Disinformation Affects the Real World
In this week’s CYBER podcast, we delve into the past, present, and future of disinformation operations.
Hacks And Leaks
Before Germany’s Massive Hack, We Learned What Not to Do With Sensitive Stolen Information
A new massive hack and leak in Germany renews the debate over how to cover and share sensitive stolen data.
Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media
Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Journalists Are Not Social Media Platforms’ Unpaid Content Moderators
During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted how much the platform relies on reports from journalists on to counter offending content on the site.
Facebook’s Own Training Materials Fell for Fake News
As the 2 billion user-strong platform grapples with misinformation, a training document for Facebook content moderators incorrectly claimed an image was of violence in Myanmar.
Why Election Interference Campaigns on Facebook Are Still Working
“If they’re not caught, it leads to action in the real world. If they’re exposed, they’ve already undermined trust in the conversation."
New: Russian Hackers Targeted Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Email Ahead of the 2016 Election
New evidence shows that during their wide-ranging hacking campaign, Russian hackers tried to hack 6,730 people with 19,315 phishing links.
Trump Protesters Falsely Accused of Anti-Chinese Racism in Viral Weibo Story
Fake information is not just a problem for American social media.
Hackers Threaten Security Researchers: 'We'll Analyze Your Brain with a Bullet'
Researchers from Citizen Lab received the threats while investigating state-sponsored hacking in South America.