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Russia, Facebook & Cybersecurity: Combating Weaponized FUD in the Social Media Age

Mike Convertino writes for Dark Reading, discussing how Russia has taken advantage of weak social media regulation to weaponize FUD.
August 22, 2018
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It’s up to everyone — users, security pros, government — to be critical about the online information we encounter.

In the weeks since indictments were handed down from the ongoing investigation into Russia’s influence over the 2016 United States election, much has come to light. A picture has emerged of a massive global effort to create division and sow conflict — not necessarily to elect one person or another.

The primary point was fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD), and the powerful consequences of those emotions on the human psyche. It was an effort to destroy confidence in the country’s democratic institutions, to break people’s trust in the election system, and, by extension, the legitimacy of our democracy.

Read the full article published June 27, 2018 here: https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/russia-facebook-and-cybersecurity-combating-weaponized-fud-in-the-social-media-age/a/d-id/1332135 by Dark Reading.

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