Hizbullah's School of Cyberwarfare

(Telegraph-UK) Wil Crisp and Suadad al-Salhy - A three-storey run-down building on the outskirts of Beirut is filled with advanced technology and the blinking lights of specialist computer equipment. It is a fake news training camp run by Hizbullah which trains operatives to spread fear and division around the Middle East. Since at least 2012, Hizbullah has been flying individuals from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Syria into Lebanon, training thousands of Iran-backed social media activists to digitally manipulate photographs, manage large numbers of fake social media accounts, make videos, avoid Facebook's censorship, and effectively spread disinformation online.

2020-08-20 00:00:00

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