The Justice Department will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. E.T. on Oct. 24 regarding a “significant national security matter.” Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to discuss “malign influence schemes and alleged criminal activity” perpetrated by a nation-state actor in the United States.
Latest in influence operations
The field has certainly grown apace producing countless case studies highlighting examples of influence operations. Yet in many other ways the field has hit a rut.
On Mar. 16, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a declassified joint intelligence community assessment on foreign threats to the 2020 U.S. elections.
The Kremlin’s old media tactics illustrate the persistent challenges posed by influence operations.
On Sept. 25, the Justice Department announced the arrival of a revised edition of the U.S.
A colleague and I recently published an op-ed in Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s leading daily newspapers, about Russia’s attempts to influence elections in democratic countries. Among the Russian tactics we described was the use of “troll factories” to distribute misinformation. So perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised when we were attacked online, probably by Russian trolls, after our article posted.