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Multi-Level Models of Covert Online Information Campaigns

PI: Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon

Year selected for award: 2019

Culture in Power Transitions: Multi-Level Models of Covert Online Information Campaigns

Principal Investigator: Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University

Years of Award: 2021 - 2023

Managing Service Agency: Office of Naval Research

Project Description:
This research will provide insight into ongoing influence campaigns that affect US interests and our allies in critical countries in the Indo-Pacific region.  Country specific findings may provide valuable situational awareness. A strong national defense requires recognizing and responding to influence campaigns.  The proposed research lays the foundation for strengthening national defense by providing the DoD with the tactics, techniques and procedures needed to recognize influence/propaganda campaigns, and to identify who is conducting it against whom, how, with what impact and to design a counter strategy.  Metrics and insight are anticipated to be of value to both public affairs and intelligence officers.