Kim Kardashian has landed in hot water with the feds over an Instagram post promoting a cryptocurrency asset that has been blasted by critics as an alleged “pump and dump” scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Monday that it has charged the reality television star and social media
Throughout the Mueller investigation, many subject matter experts (who felt the whole investigation to be a bit myopic) encouraged us to not miss the role Chinese, North Korean, and Iranian influence campaigns were playing (in addition to the Russians in what was a multinational Bitskrieg on our cognitive infrastructure in the lead up to the 2016 Presidential Election. History is unfolding – and law enforcement and criminal justice activities are now contributing to the historical record of the breadth and scope of the influence campaigns directed at the United States in that time period.
Part II of the Center for Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET) series is available which “examines how AI/ML technologies may shape future disinformation campaigns and offers recommendations for how to mitigate them.” We offered an analysis of Part I of the series (CSET Introduces a “Disinformation Kill Chain”) earlier this month. Disinformation is not new, of course, but the scale and severity seem to have reached a zenith, broadsiding contemporary politics, public health policy, and many other domains. You name it, disinformation is in the mix scrambling truth and reality.
The Commissioner on the Information Disorder Final Report opens by clearly sounding an alarm: “Information disorder is a crisis that exacerbates all other crises. When bad information becomes as prevalent, persuasive, and persistent as good information, it creates a chain reaction of harm.” We take a look at Commission on Information Disorder Final Report. What sets this research apart? In our final analysis, of the many formative efforts to research and provide solutions to the misinformation crisis, this report is the seminal document to date for how best to frame this issue.
AI and disinformation are the timely subjects of a new series of policy briefs from the CSET. Part I of the series, AI and the Future of Disinformation Campaigns, Part 1: The RICHDATA Framework, was just released. Disinformation is not new, of course, but the scale and severity seem to have reached a zenith, broadsiding contemporary politics, public health policy, and many other domains. You name it, disinformation is in the mix scrambling truth and reality.
Former CISA Director Krebs and Former Congressman William Hurd both Commissioners on Information Disorder Report
Former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Christopher Krebs is a co-chair of the Commission on Information Disorder Report. Commission members include the OODA Network’s Congressman William Hurd, along with other leading internet researchers and policymakers. The Commission Report is an effort by Aspen Digital, a program of the Aspen Institute, which focuses on global, multidisciplinary issues across “cybersecurity, the information ecosystem, emerging technology, the industry talent pipeline, tech, and communications policy, and innovation.”
Meta Platforms’ Facebook will Remove Detailed Ad Targeting Options; The Filter Bubble Transparency Act Pending in Congress
There have been two major developments on the “disinformation and influence campaign” front. First, Meta Platforms just announced that they will be removing certain ad targeting options and expanding ad controls. Second, the House this week introduced the Filter Bubble Transparency Act, which “would require large-scale platforms to allow those users to consume information outside of a potential manipulation zone or filter bubble.”