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Facebook, dilaga la disinformazione sul Covid: gruppi “accerchiati” dalle comunità estreme e no-vax (Veronica Balocco, CorCom)

Le comunità dei genitori su Facebook sono state oggetto di una potente campagna di disinformazione dall’inizio della pandemia di Covid-19. Non solo. Secondo un nuovo studio pubblicato dai ricercatori della George Washington University, sarebbe stato proprio il meccanismo del social media di Zuckerberg a fare in modo che i genitori fossero “accerchiati” dalle comunità estreme e no-vax. Facebook, dilaga la disinformazione sul Covid: […]

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AI and the Future of Disinformation Campaigns. Part 2: A Threat Model (Katerina Sedova, Christine McNeill Aurora Johnson Aditi Joshi, Ido Wulkan, CSET)

Artificial intelligence offers enormous promise to advance progress and powerful capabilities to disrupt it. This policy brief is the second installment of a series that examines how advances in AI could be exploited to enhance operations that automate disinformation campaigns. Building on the RICHDATA framework, this report describes how AI can supercharge current techniques to […]

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AI and the Future of Disinformation Campaigns. Part 1: The RICHDATA Framework (Katerina Sedova, Christine McNeill Aurora Johnson Aditi Joshi, Ido Wulkan, CSET)

Artificial intelligence offers enormous promise to advance progress, and powerful capabilities to disrupt it. This policy brief is the first installment of a series that examines how advances in AI could be exploited to enhance operations that automate disinformation. Introducing the RICHDATA framework—a disinformation kill chain—this report describes the stages and techniques used by human […]

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(South Korea) South Korea and disinformation

Heidi Tworek and Yoojung Lee writes for Brookings: Baseless rumors about new technologies spreading cancerous radiation. Politicians condemning negative stories as “false” or “defamatory.” Deepening polarization amid constant online manipulation. These might sound like recent episodes in U.S. public life. But they in fact come from South Korea, where rumormongering and manipulation of public opinion have become key features […]

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Language Models/Disinformation – Truth, Lies, and Automation. How Language Models Could Change Disinformation (Ben Buchanan (On leave), Andrew Lohn, Micah Musser, Katerina Sedova, CSET)

Growing popular and industry interest in high-performing natural language generation models has led to concerns that such models could be used to generate automated disinformation at scale. This report examines the capabilities of GPT-3–a cutting-edge AI system that writes text–to analyze its potential misuse for disinformation. A model like GPT-3 may be able to help […]

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Global – Deepfakes, Disinformation, and Democracy (ITIF)

The media has long played an important role in a healthy democracy, providing citizens with access to accurate news and information that allows them to effectively participate in democratic processes. However, the growing threat from deepfakes and disinformation, from both foreign and domestic sources, threatens to overwhelm the ability of individuals to discern fact from […]

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(Disinformation/Misinformation) Free societies face long-term game of ‘cat-and-mouse’ in containing the spread of misinformation, disinformation (McCain Institute)

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(Misinformation/Disinformation) We need to inoculate military servicemembers against information threats: the case for digital literacy training (War on The Rocks)

P. W. Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at New America and the author of multiple books, including Wired for War, Ghost Fleet, Burn-In, and LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media. Lt. Col. Eric B. Johnson, U.S. Army, is the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Senior Fellow with New America.

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(Taiwan/Democracy/Disinformation) Protecting Democracy in an Age of Disinformation: Lessons from Taiwan (Jude Blanchette, Bonnie S. Glaser, Scott Kennedy, Scott Livingston, CSIS)

Taiwan has long defended itself from political meddling, including disinformation, by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Attempts to influence Taiwan’s domestic politics have increased in both intensity and severity following the election of Tsai Ing-wen in 2016, with Beijing continuing to target the basic underpinnings of Taiwan’s democratic system. The disinformation campaigns carried out […]

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DEMOCRACY/DISINFORMATION – Democratic offense against disinformation (Atlantic Council)

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DEMOCRACIES/DISINFORMATION – Podcast: How democracies can go on offense against disinformation (Quinta Jurecic, Alina Polyakova, and Daniel Fried, Brookings)

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DATA PRIVACY/DISINFORMATION – Why Data Privacy Is Crucial to Fighting Disinformation (Patrick Tucker, Nextgov)

The data we give tech companies when we buy online or like a tweet will soon fuel disinformation campaigns intended to divide Americans or even provoke destructive behavior — and data-privacy legislation isn’t keeping up with the threat, intelligence community veterans, disinformation scholars, and academics warn. https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2020/12/why-data-privacy-crucial-fighting-disinformation/170471/