Information Manipulation

Information Manipulation2021-04-23T17:03:50-04:00

Authoritarian regimes and their proxies use social media, other online information platforms, and traditional media to attempt to shape global and domestic narratives; to sow chaos and confusion in democracies; and to undermine democratic processes. Find ASD’s work on the many ways malign actors manipulate information to interfere in democracies, including by spreading disinformation, on this page.

How to Structure a Foreign Malign Influence Center

On Monday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) confirmed to Politico that it is working to establish a Foreign Malign Influence Center. The center, which was first authorized as part of the 2020 Defense Authorization bill, wil [...]

By |2021-04-29T14:09:19-04:00April 30, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: April 19-25, 2021

Russia’s coronavirus vaccine coverage last week featured, as per usual, positive news about Sputnik V—such as Argentina starting local production of Sputnik V, the arrival of Sputnik in Venezuela, and reports of the vaccine’s overall efficacy—and ne [...]

By |2021-04-27T16:43:07-04:00April 27, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: April 12-18, 2021

Russian state media and diplomats predictably denounced last week’s new U.S. sanctions on the country, which the Russian Foreign Ministry characterized as an “attack.” They also criticized the rationale behind the sanctions, blamed the United States [...]

By |2021-04-20T14:56:27-04:00April 20, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: April 5-11, 2021

Amid heightened tensions in eastern Ukraine, Russian state media and diplomats last week reupped their usual narratives about the conflict: blaming Ukraine for the situation, suggesting that Russia poses no threat (but hinting that Russia could inte [...]

By |2021-04-13T14:13:56-04:00April 13, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: March 29-April 4, 2021

Last week, Russian state media—and in one instance the Russian Foreign Ministry—continued to hammer the United States over the migrant crisis at the southern border, characterizing the situation as a humanitarian disaster and highlighting reports of [...]

By |2021-04-06T13:55:55-04:00April 6, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: March 22-28, 2021

Russian state media last week hammered the United States over its response to the migrant crisis at the southern border, suggesting that the Biden administration is intentionally downplaying and concealing the poor conditions. State media amplified [...]

By |2021-03-30T15:28:34-04:00March 30, 2021|
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