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June 4th, 2019. Technology & Science CBC NEWS

Russian Twitter trolls tested out multiple techniques to disrupt U.S. election

A new analysis by co-author Charles Kriel takes a closer look at the techniques Russian- backed Twitter trolls used to try to disrupt the 2016 U.S presidential election.

“While these kinds of analyses provide valuable insight after the fact, it is near impossible for academics or even government agencies to track or prevent this kind of disinformation campaign in real time without the co-operation of social media platforms, according to co-author Charles Kriel, special adviser to the U.K. House of Commons select committees on disinformation, and addictive technologies.”


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June 15th, 2018. The Syndey Morning Herald

‘Targeting trust’: How Russia, and soon China, will undermine us

“Through Facebook I can emotionally target people with different messages, the message they will be most receptive to. I can do something now that no one has been able to do before. I can shout in your ear one thing, and in [someone else’s] ear another thing, and neither of you can hear that I am shouting different things.””Charles Kriel is a writer and broadcaster, a specialist advisor to a British House of Commons committee which is investigating fake news, and an associate fellow at King’s College London’s centre for strategic communications.


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April 22, 2019. THE TIMES

Edinburgh University ‘supping with devil’ in Huawei partnership

Charles Kriel an associate fellow in war studies at Kings College has cautioned Edinburgh University to “exercise extraordinary diIigence. Chinese state investment in these companies is a huge issue…I would worry a lot about the collection of biodata if we’re talking about emergency and medical services, so this is a huge concern’“

April 24th, 2019. FUTURE SCOT

Scottish cybersecurity experts warn of dangers of coffeeshop wifi and VPNs

Charles Kriel, an associate fellow in war studies at King’s College London reportedly told an audiece at the Edinburgh Science Festival that internet users were “living in the era of the conman and everybody is the target”. 

He said: “Don’t use the free VPNs. If you’re not paying for it, you’re the product being sold, that is for sure.”

March 27, 2018. NPR

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Declines To Appear Before British Parliament, Sparking Anger

Today the committee heard from a whistleblower from the London-based data mining firm. But their request to hear from Facebook’s CEO was rejected. 

Charles Kriel, who advises the parliamentary committee examining this issue, says lawmakers want to understand the relationship between these small data mining companies and social media giants like Facebook

March 21st, 2018. NPR

Cambridge Analytica’s Suspended CEO Takes The Spotlight In Scandal

Charles Kriel advises the British Parliament special committee on digital issues. “I can shout in your ear, and nobody around you can hear me shouting.And this changes the way propaganda works because at least before, when you conducted a propaganda or influence campaign, others around you would be aware of it, too. Now I can just talk to you.”


January 19th, 2019. TRINIDAD EXPRESS

T&T data helped Brexit, US election

The Trinidad and Tobago electo­rate was used as the guinea pig for Brexit, which in turn was the test-run for the 2016 United States presidential campaign, which Donald Trump won.

This according to information given by Dr Charles Kriel, an expert in data mining and information technology, who appeared before the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on National Security.