UK: Army spied on lockdown critics

A shadowy Army unit secretly spied on British citizens who criticised the Government’s Covid lockdown policies, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Military operatives in the UK’s ‘information warfare’ brigade were part of a sinister operation that targeted politicians and Read More …

Meta links US military to fake social media influence campaigns

In its latest quarterly threat report, Meta said it had detected and disrupted influence operations originating in the US, and it calls out those it believes are responsible: the American military. Meta said it picked up on three major covert Read More …

Meta dismantles massive Russian network spoofing Western news sites

Meta says it took down an extensive network of Facebook and Instagram accounts pushing disinformation published on more than 60 websites that spoofed multiple legitimate news sites across Europe. This influence network mainly targeted Germany, France, Italy, Ukraine, and the Read More …

Pentagon opens sweeping review of clandestine psychological operations

The Pentagon has ordered a sweeping audit of how it conducts clandestine information warfare after major social media companies identified and took offline fake accounts suspected of being run by the U.S. military in violation of the platforms’ rules. Colin Read More …

Bots manipulate public opinion in Russia-Ukraine conflict

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found bots have had a major online presence during the war between Russia and Ukraine. The researchers analysed 5,203,764 tweets, retweets, quote tweets and replies posted to Twitter between 23 February 2022, and Read More …

Twitter, Meta kill hundreds of pro-Western troll accounts

Well known for an abundance of anti-western troll accounts and propaganda, Twitter and Meta are reporting that they’ve taken down nearly 200 accounts that, for the past five years, have been amplifying pro-Western messages in the Middle East and Central Read More …