Following Bots Gone Bad Is Hurting Your Brand

A word to the wise marketing on social media, many of the marketing bots you followed in the carefree innocent days of Twitter have become the online equivalent of mogwai fed after midnight. Many of the accounts that used to post inspirational quotes between links to spam websites now spew violent, hateful tweets and tweets designed […]

Why The Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act Matters to You

Flanked by oceans on either side America has enjoyed the luxury of massive natural defenses in the three traditional arenas. The internet has eliminated these barriers. In today’s world the arenas of warfare are land, air, sea and cyber. In the cyber arena America is just as vulnerable as Ukraine which has been on the front […]

Tools: Reverse Google Image Search

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. A doctored photo is worth at least that many in spreading disinformation and sowing the seeds of division. Fortunately Google has an easy and effective tool for debunking falsified photos. Some considerations in debunking falsified photos: Often when a doctored photo first appears results for the […]

Field Report: #ThingsITrustMoreThanFox

Hamilton68 is a dashboard tracking the activity of Putin’s agent accounts on Twitter in near real-time. It is a tool created by a bipartisan, transatlantic team in order to “shine a bright light” on Putin’s active measures against democratic nations on social media.   Even if you do not use Twitter it is important to know […]

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Field Report: Inspirational Thoughts From Russian Twitter Bots

Enjoy this lovely inspirational photo of a butterfly supping on a flower and I will tell you how Russian agent accounts regularly target inspirational and motivational discussions on social media. Why would Russian campaigns include benign hashtags like these? It is an outreach tool – chat up new social media users in friendly conversation topics, […]