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This is Cyber "War" Today -- Information Operations

This is Cyber "War" Today -- Information Operations by Paul Rosenzweig Tuesday August 30 th , 2016  at  1:01 PM Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices 1 Share The  New York Times has a report today  that is a comprehensive look at Russian disinformation campaigns.  It begins:  With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions of the issue.  The claims were alarming: If Sweden, a non-NATO member, signed the deal, the alliance would stockpile secret  nuclear weapons  on Swedish soil; NATO could attack  Russia  from Sweden without government approval; NATO soldiers, immune from prosecution, could rape Swedish women without fear of criminal charges. They were all false, but the disinformation had begun spilling into the t