The United States Needs a Red Team to Protect the Election
Adversaries are trying to undermine U.S. democracy. Hackers and regular citizens must identify weaknesses and make the system resilient in the face of cyberthreats.
The War for the Future of Syria and Iraq Will Be Fought on Smartphones
As the number of U.S. forces on the ground dwindles and Russian and Iranian propaganda efforts increase, Col. Myles Caggins prepared the soldiers who remain for information warfare.
Russia Is Winning the Information War in Afghanistan
The country’s former occupier is using Kremlin-backed media to fuel anger toward the United States.
Ex-Soviet Bioweapons Labs Are Fighting COVID-19. Moscow Doesn’t Like It.
One of the greatest achievements of U.S. foreign policy has been targeted by a vicious disinformation campaign.
Will U.S. Protests and Crackdowns Damage America’s Global Image?
Trump’s reaction to Black Lives Matter protests caused a civil-military crisis at home. Will it harm U.S. soft power abroad?
Here We Go Again: Russia Gears Up to Interfere in 2020 Election With Coronavirus Disinformation
A campaign linked to Russia aims to manipulate this year’s elections in the United States and Europe. Trump needs to let the intelligence professionals do their work.
Democracies Can’t Blame Putin for Their Disinformation Problem
The focus on foreign subversion ignores the damage being done at home.
Beijing’s Propaganda Is Finding Few Takers
As the Chinese Communist Party embarks on a presumptive goodwill campaign, few in the developing world are falling for it.
NATO Chief Rebukes China Over Coronavirus Disinformation
Stoltenberg says state-backed disinformation campaigns are making the health crisis worse.
As the Coronavirus Spreads, Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral Too
Dubious and unfounded claims on the internet intended for domestic consumption are reaching far beyond their target audiences, allowing governments to spread disinformation cheaply and easily.
The ‘Chinese Virus’ Spread Along the New Silk Road
Western democracies may lose the coronavirus propaganda war, but China certainly won’t win it.
Self-Isolation Might Stop Coronavirus, but It Will Speed the Spread of Extremism
Millions of people stuck at home will turn to social media, where disinformation is rife. Radical Islamists and far-right groups are exploiting widespread confusion and fear to spread hate.
Don’t Kick China’s Propagandists Off Twitter
Beijing is using a social media platform it blocks to spread misinformation on the virus.
How China is Exploiting the Coronavirus to Weaken Democracies
Beijing is using the pandemic to drive wedges between members of the European Union, and to advance its propaganda war against the United States.
China Is Trying to Rewrite The Present
Beijing’s propaganda blitz seeks to obscure the origins of the coronavirus.
China Is Fighting the Coronavirus Propaganda War to Win
Beijing isn’t interested in a tit-for-tat media feud with the United States—it’s going for escalation dominance.
Iran Knows Who to Blame for the Virus: America and Israel
The regime’s ideological army is spinning conspiracy theories even as it helps spread the virus among Iran’s long-suffering people.
Loose Lips Sink Democracies?
Russia has started using the West’s own reporting against it. Here’s how to respond.
To Stop Fake News, Online Journalism Needs a Global Watchdog
Without regulations that push search engines and social media companies to prioritize reliable and truthful sources of information, propaganda and censored content will dominate digital platforms.