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Why China’s Tweet Depicting An Aussie Soldier Is Not Disinformation

Why China’s Tweet Depicting An Aussie Soldier Is Not Disinformation

The image depicting a fictional Australian soldier holding a knife to a child’s throat tweeted by a diplomat from China can be called many things: art, propaganda, even in poor taste. But here’s one thing it is not: disinformation. Yesterday, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian tweeted “Shocked by murder of Afghan…

Security Company Uses Tasteless Hurricane Matthew Pitch To Sell Software

Security Company Uses Tasteless Hurricane Matthew Pitch To Sell Software

FireEye is a huge security company with high profile clients like Sony Pictures. But the company’s success hasn’t stopped it from doing dumb things to grab attention. For instance, sending out a sales pitch that likens the deadly Hurricane Matthew with a cyber attack is a dumb thing to do.