Cindy Otis
Media Mentions

Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism,” Reuters, 12 May 2020.

2020 Political Books for Children,” Publishers Weekly, 1 May 2020.

Technology once used to counter ISIS propaganda is now enlisted by Democratic group to counter Trumps coronavirus messaging,” Washington Post, 1 May 2020.

Far-Right Social Media Helps Stir Protests Over Quarantines,” Bloomberg, 21 April 2020.

For U.S. Spies, The Coronavirus Pandemic Is A New Twist,” Newsy, 15 April 2020.

How to detect fake news on coronavirus,” Deutsche Welle News, 12 April 2020.

COVID-19: China and Russia Disinformation Shenanigans,” Security Boulevard, 6 April 2020.

Fake news, l’ex analista Cia: “Conoscere fonte delle informazioni. Mai accontentarsi,” la Repubblica, 16 March 2020.

How diehard Trump fans transformed their Twitter accounts into bots which spread conspiracies in a vast Russia-style disinformation network,” Business Insider, 9 March 2020.

3 ex-CIA officials tell ‘Post’ about succeeding as women in intelligence,” Jerusalem Post, 8 March 2020.

Report: Russian social accounts sow election discord – again,” Associated Press, 5 March 2020.

Mike Bloomberg tweeted a doctored debate video. Is it political spin or disinformation,” Vox, 20 February 2020.

How a Russian disinfo op got Trump impeached,” Politico, 22 January 2020.

Exespía de la CIA revela cómo no caer en la guerra informativa entre EE.UU. e Irán,” Blu Radio Colombia, 8 January 2020.

“A Digital Flex”: Pro-Iran Instagram Campaign Targeted The Trump Family After Soleimani’s Funeral,” BuzzFeed News, 8 January 2020.

Misinformation about Iran’s missile attack on bases housing US troops in Iraq spread quickly. Here are a few examples.” CNN, 8 January 2020.

Disinformation For Hire: How A New Breed of PR Firms Is Selling Lies Online,” BuzzFeed News, 6 January 2020.

Iran ‘revenge’ could come in the form of cyber-attacks, experts warn,” The Guardian, 4 January 2020.

Bot or not? Mystery over anonymous user retweeted by Trump,” Associated Press, 30 January 2019.

The Technology 202,” Washington Post, 22 November 2019.

A Former Fox News Executive Divides Americans Using Russian Tactics,” The New York Times, 21 November 2019.

Trolls Renew Social Media Attacks on Hong Kong’s Protestors,” Bloomberg, 4 November 2019.

Iranian Hackers Target Trump Campaign As Threats to 2020 Mount,” The New York Times, 4 October 2019.

The Disinformation Dilemma (Part II),” Above The Law, 3 October 2019.

The Disinformation Dilemma (Part I),” Above The Law, 19 September 2019.

Disinformation Attacks Aren’t Just Against Elections,” Decipher, 29 August 2019.

Report: Kill the idea of “killer robots” before they kill us,” Quartz, 8 May 2019.

Counterintelligence Experts Explain Why Mar-a-Lago Is a Security Disaster,” Talking Points Memo, 12 April 2019.

Mastercard wants to help you land a job at the CIA,” Quartz, 9 April 2019.

Why Mar-a-Lago is vulnerable to foreign espionage, according to ex-spies,” Quartz, 3 April 2019.

Donald Trump jeopardizes national security by ignoring intelligence community: Today’s talker,” USA Today, 31 January 2019.

The Cybersecurity 202: This is the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s top cyber priority this year,” The Washington Post, 31 January 2019.

Pompeo-Mattis briefing on Yemen to Senate bombs,” Al-Monitor, 28 November 2018.

What happens when the intelligence community decides that Trump is too dangerous to be president?,” Salon, 16 November 2018.

“It’s Zero-Sum”: The C.I.A May Have Found a Silver Lining in the Khashoggi Debacle,” Vanity Fair, 24 October 2018.

U.N. Brief: Trump Manages to Unite the U.N.–Against His Isolationist Vision,” Foreign Policy, 26 September 2018.

America’s enemies are cheering on the ‘Trump chaos’ described in the Woodward book and NYT op-ed: ex-CIA agent,” Raw Story, 7 September 2018.

What We’re Seeing Is Putin Testing Trump”: Why the Real Game Is Bigger Than a Former Ambassador,” Vanity Fair, 23 July 2018.

A former CIA analyst tweeted out advice for coping with depressing news. It went viral.,” UpWorthy, 6 July 2018.

Trump Scraps the Iran Deal, Echoes Bad Judgment of Bush,” The Daily Beast, 8 May 2018.

CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Will Face Tough Questions on Torture,” Time, 8 May 2018.

6 Rules for Thinking Like an Analyst to Beat Fake News,” Real Clear Life, 10 April 2018.

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