Newsletter

A comprehensive, weekly recap of the news and events that define ASD’s work and mission.

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take A new bill to outlaw anonymous shell companies has broad bipartisan support and is a rare example of Congress working exactly as it is supposed to, argues Fellow for Malign Finance Josh Rudolph in The American Interest. Austria’s recent el [...]

2019-10-07T15:40:00-04:00October 7, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The Kremlin’s prolonged efforts to airbrush Russian history have recently become a messaging priority for the country’s diplomatic and government messengers abroad, as evidenced by a recent Twitter campaign targeting #WWII historical narra [...]

2019-09-30T16:09:23-04:00September 30, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The widely varying disclosure standards set by social media companies in some ways serve to confuse the general public, warned Director Laura Rosenberger in an interview with OpenSecrets. One of the goals of the Chinese Community Party’s d [...]

2019-09-23T16:11:08-04:00September 23, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Chinese information operations are a significant, growing threat to Western democracies, as well as social media platforms that remain vulnerable to manipulation by foreign actors seeking to interfere in democratic debate, argued Co-Direct [...]

2019-09-16T15:46:29-04:00September 16, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements The Alliance for Securing Democracy launched Hamilton 2.0, a new dashboard tracking Russian government-backed information operations online and on state-sponsored broadcast television. The interactive, publicly accessible dashboard ca [...]

2019-09-26T13:23:24-04:00September 9, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements The Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) announced today that Zack Cooper, Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has joined our team as Co-Director, bringing extensive experience in Chinese statecraft to the role. Jam [...]

2019-09-03T15:11:01-04:00September 3, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Beijing’s use of English-language inauthentic social media accounts demonstrates its desire to manipulate the flow of information outside its borders, argued Director Laura Rosenberger to the Washington Post. Using fake social media posts [...]

2019-08-26T15:57:28-04:00August 26, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The Kremlin’s operatives are adept at jumping on divisive narratives in the news cycle, with the goal of dividing Americans, noted Director Laura Rosenberger in the Washington Post. The United States should pay greater attention to Russia’ [...]

2019-08-19T14:39:41-04:00August 19, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Online platforms should conduct takedowns in a clear and consistent manner, rather than in response to intermittent public pressure, Fellow for Emerging Technologies Lindsay Gorman told the Washington Post. To close tempting entry points f [...]

2019-08-13T09:04:40-04:00August 13, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Participating in our democracy is one important way to protect it, argued Director Laura Rosenberger in an interview with the Bertelsmann Foundation. Political leaders on both sides of the aisle must come together to secure American electi [...]

2019-08-05T15:02:06-04:00August 5, 2019|By |
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