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US claims cyber strike on Iran after attack on Saudi oil facility

Enlarge / Saudi defence ministry spokesman Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Malki displays pieces of what he said were Iranian cruise missiles and drones recovered from the attack site that targeted Saudi Aramco’s facilities, during a press conference in Riyadh on September 18, 2019. US officials have now said that the US responded with a cyber …

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BBC, tech giants will fight fake news with an ‘early warning system’

Sponsored Links Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Tech companies know disinformation remains a major threat, and they’re forming an alliance with a media giant to help fight the online spread of falsehoods. The BBC has partnered with Facebook, Google and Twitter on a strategy to fight fake news and other disinformation campaigns. The effort will …

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NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

Sponsored Links Karl Tapales via Getty Images The 2020 US presidential election will serve as the ultimate test for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to prove they can combat fake news. But could they be fighting the last war? A report released by NYU’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights argues that …

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Researchers discover “Fishwrap” influence campaign recycling old terror news

Enlarge / Old news, new fish. Rick Barrentine/Getty Images Researchers at Recorded Future have uncovered what appears to be a new, growing social media-based influence operation involving more than 215 social media accounts. While relatively small in comparison to influence and disinformation operations run by the Russia-affiliated Internet Research Agency (IRA), the campaign is notable …

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