Abortion disinformation is growing and dangerously divisive, experts say

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jul 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account struck an urgent tone the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic abortion ruling. She implored…

Hacktivist personas back latest GhostWriter disinfo op targeting Poland, Ukraine

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 30, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Belarusian government-linked GhostWriter disinformation campaign tried in mid-June to push a rumor that Ukrainian male refugees in Poland would be…

Chinese state media propaganda found in 88% of Google, Bing news searches

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 31, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A think tank says Chinese state media have proven very effective at influencing search engine results for users seeking information on…

Backlash to DHS Disinformation Governance Board grows, fueled in part by misinformation

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP When Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas first announced a new Disinformation Governance Board in a congressional hearing Wednesday, the…

Facebook, Twitter, Google move to intercept Russian propaganda, disinformation about Ukraine

Written by Tim Starks Feb 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP In recent days, social media companies have gotten more active in stemming the flow of official Russian propaganda, as well tackling…

Facebook says it will step up efforts to stop coordinated campaigns that cause harm

Facebook will ramp up efforts to curb coordinated activities from real users who are connected to dangerous activities in the real world, such as promotion of vaccine misinformation and organizing…