Russia tightened its so-called “foreign agent” law last month to target overseas media operating in the country at the end of 2017. They also have to submit to the intensive scrutiny of staffing and financing.
A couple of months ago Facebook has updated their safety guide for journalists. I’d say it may be helpful for all a social media and Internet users.
H is for ‘hypercharged’. This is the right word to describe the passing year.
A brief recap of what’s happening in Russia-U.S. media space, and who’s become recently a foreign agent.
November 1, 2017, the Senate Intelligence Committee held open hearings on Social Media Influence in the 2016 U.S. Elections. It was 17th open hearings this year, and 12 of them were about Russia and it’s interference in the elections.
According to a survey from Pew Research Center on news use across social media platforms in 2017 two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media.
The renewed rise of anti-American state press coverage in Russia pushed me to recall the history of relations between our countries. Relations between Russia and the United States have been building for more than 200 years. And the two countries began to build images of each other long before the emergence of the USSR and the beginning of the Cold War. These images have evolved and still exist.
June 14th was my semi-anniversary with the AtlasCorps Fellowship. It’s hard to imagine that half a year has flown away so quickly!
The global community, concerned by spreading of public opinion manipulation and disinformation, had launched DisinfoWeek – is a week-long set of strategic dialogues on how to collectively address the global challenge of disinformation. The DisinfoWeek has just ended, it was held on June 19-30, 2017.
I find the topic extremely interesting and important, so I want to share webcasts from the panels.
Nowadays it’s hard to imagine someone who doesn’t use social media in one way or another. They are far beyond from being just tools for entertainment. Social media give us a tool for political engagement: a revolution can start with one tweet as, for example, recent Ukranian political history shows us. Also, they are massively used for public opinion manipulation.
Oxford Internet Institute has published the first systematic collection and analysis of country-specific case studies geared towards exposing and analyzing digital misinformation and computational propaganda.