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8 Ways To Start Developing Your Digital Resilience Skills

Mark Twain observed, “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting its boots on”.  In the technology of his day that was true. These days a lie can lap the planet three times and develop into a full blown conspiracy theory while Truth is still tying her laces. While […]

Putin’s Fake News Pinball: How To Launder Disinformation

In this article we take a look at how Putin’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) games social media to give their disinformation stories the veneer of legitimacy. Think of it as a big pinball game. The ball is the fabricated news story. This is truly fake news. It isn’t a mistake. It isn’t an opinion piece. […]

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What the heck is a bot?

Bots, bots, bots, here a bot, there a bot, everywhere a bot! — we keeping hearing about how Russian bots flooding our social media. But what is a bot really? The short answer is this: Bots are automated social media accounts — thousands of accounts run on thousands of phones controlled by a few people on […]

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Fake Video: The Latest Assault On Truth

If you think things are bad with the fake news and doctored photos, just wait until you see what is coming. The technology to create fake videos has arrived. With this technology any video found on YouTube can be altered to make the target appear to say anything the perpetrators want. Watch this two-minute video to […]

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 […]