UK/US Trade Document Leak Analysis
Recently a campaign disseminate leaked UK/US Trade Documents was discovered that attempted to influence last weeks UK elections. In this episode we're going to explore the details of the campaign and how they closely resemble a disinformation campaign dubbed Secondary Infektion discovered earlier this year by Facebook.
Episode 5 - Social Media Bots Part 2: Trumps Fake Twitter Followers
SmokeScreen is back! In this episode we follow up on Trumps fake followers and we're talking about the machine learning technique used to arrive at this number. Also talking about a social medias responsibility to address bots and spam.
Episode 4 - Social Media Bots Part 1: Trumps Fake Twitter Followers
In this episodes we discuss social bots and take a look at some recent (and not so recent) stories about Trump and his fake followers.
Episode 3 - Nice Systems exposes verzion customer data, post-truth
In this episode we do some technical analysis on the Verizon data exposure reporting. We also talk about a NYTimes article, "Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News".
Episode 2 - buying reddit upvotes
Follow up on the recent bogus Guccifer2.0 analysis and look at how a PR firm 'hacked' reddit to generate 5 million page views.
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Episode 1 - Misinformation, Guccifer 2.0 & Ethereum Shills
Found myself enraged at my news feeds this AM. Needed to get this stuff out. Exploring misinformation from source to social impact. In this first episode we look into some recent developments in the forensic analysis of the Guccifer2.0 DNC leaks and also discuss the wild disinformation campaign going on within crypto.