Ashley Deeks

Addressing Russian Influence: What Can We Learn From U.S. Cold War Counter Propaganda Efforts?

CO-AUTHORS Sabrina McCubbin and Cody M. Poplin
PUBLISHER
Lawfare
DATE
2017-10-25
 

Abstract

Microsoft and Google have joined Facebook in revealing that Russia may have purchased ads in an effort to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Reactions to this news have been a mix of bewilderment and alarm—but perhaps we should not be so surprised. The fabricated news stories and click-bait headlines that dominated social media throughout the 2016 campaign are not a new tactic for the Russians. They are simply the latest iteration of a practice Moscow has used for nearly a century.

Citation

Ashley S. Deeks, Sabrina McCubbin & Cody M. Poplin, Addressing Russian Influence: What Can We Learn From U.S. Cold War Counter Propaganda Efforts?, Lawfare (October 25, 2017).
 

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