Information Warfare: Russian Propaganda, IRA and How to Hack Society Through Social Media

Manipulating the masses is easier than ever, and social media platforms are doing nothing about it. We need regulations.

Borja Moya
Jan 24 · 17 min read
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Violent riot in Catalonia (Credits)

How to manipulate the masses.

Do You Trust This Computer? (2018)

Should we stop recommendation engines from showing content we don’t want them to show, or just suggesting that is considered as a kind of censorship?

IRA: Hacking the American culture.

Project Lakhta: Pride and tribalism.

Brexit (2019)
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Ad on Facebook with 72,043 clicks. Source.
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This is much more than a media problem. It’s an information warfare.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Should we stop recommendation engines from showing content we don’t want them to show, or just suggesting that is considered as a kind of censorship?

“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain” as Harvey Dent says in The Dark Knight.

1. Digital Hygiene.

Mark Zuckerberg

2. First line of defense.

Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg before Congress — Credits
IRA Activity on YouTube. Source.

3. Now or never. We need to change exponentially.

Credits Axios, HBO

The safety of the whole line

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Borja Moya

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Hi, I’m BM. Privacy Advocate | Filmmaker | Storyteller | https://bmstudios.org & https://borjamoya.com — hello@borjamoya.com

PrivateID Blog

PrivateID comes from what I believe is going to be one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century: privacy. PrivateID’s a blog/podcast about the conversations we need to bring to the table and about how to solve the problems that are coming. Because our freedom is at stake.