Russians ‘used Pokemon Go to sow division’ in run-up to US presidential election

A Russian-linked account reportedly used the popular video game Pokemon Go to draw attention to alleged police brutality in the United States. A report by CNN adds another detail to the emerging portrait of Russian efforts to shape public opinion and foment discord in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. After American intelligence agencies concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin had launched a wide-ranging … Continue reading Russians ‘used Pokemon Go to sow division’ in run-up to US presidential election

Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks to Sow Disinformation

Over the past year, the Kremlin’s strategy of weaponizing leaks to meddle with democracies around the world has become increasingly clear, first in the US and more recently in France. But a new report by a group of security researchers digs into another layer of those so-called influence operations: how Russian hackers alter documents within those releases of hacked material, planting disinformation alongside legitimate leaks. … Continue reading Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks to Sow Disinformation