The Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) is leading and coordinating efforts of the U.S. Federal Government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign propaganda and disinformation. In line with its congressional mandate, the GEC...
Renee DiRestaCompelling podcast on RFK Jr. (he is interviewed). At 25 min in, an assessment I was happy to hear someone in media point out: RFK Jr's Instagram account changing tone and focus to be far more broadly conspiratorial as the pandemic has unfolded.
White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that he and his family have required continued security in the face of harassment and death threats from people angry over his guidance on the coronavirus pandemic.
Russian, Chinese, and Iranian disinformation campaigns are targeting the November vote. Journalists need to figure out how to responsibly handle hack-and-leak operations like those that marred the 2016 ballot
Renee DiRestaOne theory in here: pregnant women were less stressed, leading to fewer preemie births because we could just rest and nap. Second+ time moms wrangling kids during SIP: curious how many of you were more relaxed and serenely napping?
Please join the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Internet Observatory to discuss their joint white paper on China’s Full-Spectrum Information Operations.
Much of the attention to state-sponsored influence practices in recent years has focused on...
Local television stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group are set to air a conspiracy theory over the weekend that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious diseases, was responsible for the creation of the coronavirus.
The white paper, in collaboration with the Hoover Institution, dives into China’s capabilities and raises an important question: how do states with full-spectrum propaganda capabilities put them to
Renee DiRestaNew work from our team out today! One of the things we have been studying at SIO is full-spectrum influence: how nation-states leverage both overt and covert capabilities spanning broadcast/print/social in service to information operations. 🇨🇳
Renee DiRestaSIO has been using this framework - broadcast-social/overt-covert - in our analyses lately, on COVID and other topics. We recently used it in analysis of 3 distinct Chinese operations. Social-alone analysis doesn’t present a complete picture.
Renee DiResta“I was thinking of how cool it would be to build a Twitter-like service where the only posts are GPT-3 outputs.”
Twitter will be Twitter w/GPT-3 outputs. Generated text will transform commentary — esp manipulative — &force rethinking of online identity.