A Shift in Capabilities – Iranian Influence Operations

Iranian Influence Operations – A Shift in Capabilities – July 11, 2021 – Approved for Release

  • Social media influence operations gained significant attention after the 2016 United States Presidential election. Since then, reports exposing operations of this type increased with frequency and depth.
  • Increasingly sophisticated Iranian cyber influence operations show the past success of such activities to disrupt planned events, both kinetic and virtual. Learning from past operations and expecting adjustments to regime tactics highly likely led to the diminishing success of online regime activities for now.

This brief provides listings of Iranian regime changes in tactics and methods associated with their influence operations against dissidents, opposition groups, and the West. Get the brief now.