Unwrapping Fishwrap, a New Social Media Misinformation Methodology

July 1, 2019 • Zane Pokorny

Researchers at Recorded Future have recently detected and described a new kind of influence operation that they’ve named “Fishwrap.” The technique involves recycling previously published news accounts of terrorist activities and amplifying their exposure through social media, with the apparent intent of sowing the seeds of distrust and unease.

Our guest today is Staffan Truvé, CTO and co-founder of Recorded Future. He’ll describe the tools they used to uncover the Fishwrap campaign, the conclusions they’ve reached from the information they’ve gathered, and the ways we can all prepare ourselves to spot them.

This podcast was produced in partnership with the CyberWire.