How Iran Tried to Undermine the 2020 US Presidential Election

Less than two weeks before the 2020 US presidential election, tens of thousands of emails purportedly from the far-right group Proud Boys threatened to “come after” Democrats if they didn’t vote for Trump. As officials warned at the time, the messages were part of a broader Iranian disinformation and influence campaign meant to sow division […]

Patient Testimonials Are Unethical And Should Be Banned

Still, he says, a doctor seeking any gift must always consider: “Is the patient really in a vulnerable position where they don’t feel comfortable saying no? Or do they have the impression, whether warranted or not, that their care is going to be affected?” Even if health providers refrain from directly asking patients for blurbs, […]

‘Ghostwriter’ Looks Like a Purely Russian Op—Except It’s Not

For at least four years, the hacking and disinformation group known has Ghostwriter has plagued countries in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. Given its methods—and its anti-NATO and anti-US messages—the widely held assumption has been that Ghostwriter is yet another Kremlin-led campaign. The European Union even declared at the end of September that some member […]