Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Foreign Influence of the 2016 Presidential Election

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election was unprecedented on a number of levels. One’s personal politics aside, it is clear that there was a concerted foreign effort undertaken to influence the decision-making calculus of the American electorate. Was the perpetrator of that effort Russia, as conventional wisdom holds?

The analysts, linguists, and cultural experts at Wapack Labs looked at what data has been made publicly available from the government and other sources, as well as our own private data sources. We undertook this project to demonstrate that a serious analytic effort to attribute malicious activity is more than just connecting the dots: it is holistic, relying on diverse data sets, and subject to formal analytic methodologies.

Democracy Compromised is available to all Red Sky Alliance members in the portal.

We hope this work will both elevate the discussion around these issues, and enable decision-makers in the public and private sector who are concerned about these issues to focus their limited time on actual intelligence, rather than fear, hyperbole, and circular reporting.

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