On Oct. 1, the hashtag #Catalanreferendum took you to the world’s most popular conversation on Twitter. For more than 12 hours, Catalonia’s independence referendum became a trending topic worldwide. As would be expected, links, posts and articles from two Spanish media companies were the most virally distributed in the digital conversation. More surprisingly, the Russian […]
Levi West, Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, returns to look at how terrorists leverage (or don’t) emerging apps and platforms ranging from social media, to encryption, to cryptocurrencies.
On Nov. 1, Congress released some of the thousands of Russian-funded social media ads aimed at manipulating the 2016 U.S. election and dividing Americans. As a result, there’s been a great deal of concern and discussion about how and whether American politics is vulnerable to such foreign influence. But these debates overlook an important question: […]
But that hasn’t stopped one Twitter Wannabe Cool Kid from attempting to capitalize on today’s tragic church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and sharing his heartless “hot take” via social media. One Antonio E. Gonzalez is figuring that those killed or injured earlier today were/are Trump supporters so, hey, good riddance, amiright?
The people who work in journalism, express the most surprise when surveys and polls show the media is an untrustworthy institution. Distrust often stems from political ideology. Laughably, Democrats and liberals distrust the press for the same reasons as Republicans and conservatives. However, a fundamental history lesson would show such a viewpoint to be silly. Conservatives have far more reason to be skeptical of the | Read More »
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In a highly anticipated reshuffling of cabinet appointments last week, Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, created a new ministry of “Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation,” to be led by former finance minister Patrick Chinamasa. The government claims the ministry was created because of growing abuse of social media, including cyberbullying. But observers claim that the […]
Andrew Trabulsi (strategy, technology, and intelligence consultant and co-editor of Warlords, Inc.: Black Markets, Broken States, and the Rise of the Warlord Entrepreneur joins me in episode 79 to look at recent developments in the social media space of the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election and
In the past month, we learned that Russian operatives spent at least $100,000 on Facebook advertisements. We also learned that Russian actors used Facebook to organize offline anti-immigration protests. Just last week, a study estimated that political posts by a Russian troll factory (the Internet Research Agency) had an “organic reach” of between 340 million […]