LIGHTNING TALK - HOUTHI INFORMATION OPERATIONS

Dan O’Keefe, Johns Hopkins University

Houthi online information operations, primarily run on Twitter, are sophisticated, highly organized, and incorporate elements of: direct messaging control; crowd-sourced efforts to increase impact; support from state-controlled media sources; and support from nominally independent media (such as al-Masirah) and purpose made NGO’s, humanitarian groups, and civil society groups.