WaPo – DOJ to alert public to foreign operations

Justice Department plans to alert public to foreign operations targeting U.S. democracy – Washington Post, 19 July 2018, Ellen Nakashima

The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima wrote a nice piece on USG efforts as presented at the recent Aspen Security Forum.  Her article is here and also PDF’ed on the IPA website.  Some highlights:

  • FBI – …exposing schemes to the public is an important way to neutralize them
  • FBI – The American people have a right to know if foreign governments are targeting them with propaganda
  • FBI – Public attribution of foreign influence operations can help to counter and mitigate the harm caused by foreign-government-sponsored disinformation
  • AG Sessions established the new Cyber Digital Task Force
  • FBI established a Foreign Influence Task Force