All CISAC News Q&As March 1, 2022

Overcoming Foreign Influence in Social Media

American adversaries such as Russia and China are using cyber-enabled deception operations to spread divisive messages.
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American adversaries such as Russia and China are using cyber-enabled deception operations to spread divisive messages. In 2016, Houston’s Islamic Da’wah Center became the site of two dueling protests, both of which began in online communities formed by a Kremlin-backed organization. Discovering and calling out specific disinformation campaigns can be difficult, but by increasing awareness that our adversaries are actively trying to inflame divisions in our society, we can begin to counter these insidious efforts.

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