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Fake News from Actual News Outlets

In a recent release FireEye identified a misinformation campaign but this time it wasn’t coming from Facebook, Twitter or any other social media. The news agencies had their content management systems hacked and the hackers were publishing fake news in psy-ops bid to sway public opinion against NATO. The attack appears to have been running… Continue reading Fake News from Actual News Outlets

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Twitter Shuts Down Thousands of Chinese, Russian and Turkish Accounts

Social media is the scourge of the 21st century Me In an effort to stop the Chinese disnformation campaign about Hong Kong, Tiwan, COVID and others, Twitter has shut down and removed 23,000 primary accounts and are investigating another 150,000 who act as amplifiers, retweeting the disinformation. Adding to the problem is the Russian disinformation… Continue reading Twitter Shuts Down Thousands of Chinese, Russian and Turkish Accounts

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Media Engagement Metrics and Recommendation Engines

…now you gotta decide how much you’re going to give up, how much of your intellectual independence.” Chamath Palihapitiya, who was vice-president for user growth at Facebook This isn’t traditional IT security but I think its relevant. When I see businesses burning, I see a lack of security. When I see companies hiring private security… Continue reading Media Engagement Metrics and Recommendation Engines