Recent reporting on how the Myanmar military harnessed Facebook to disseminate anti-Rohingya propaganda complicates the ongoing debate about Facebook’s role in facilitating atrocities.
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On Thursday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment of seven officers in the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, on charges of computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. The charges concern a disinformation operation against international anti-doping agencies in the wake of news reports on the Russian government’s systematic doping of the country’s athletes.
Advances in technology will expand the media at risk for manipulation, leaving us to grapple with greater distortion of reality.
The European Commission decides that an underfunded and underused European anti-propaganda agency is no longer adequate to combat Russian fake news