Fake News Hitting Mexico

May 15, 2018

5/11/18 – An Arizona-based scholar of emerging technologies recently described in Issues what he called weaponized narratives, or the use of communication tools and services to spread stories intended to undermine an adversary’s resiliency. Even as he saw the United States being particularly vulnerable, the threat has now reached into Mexico, with a variety of false messages flooding both mainstream and social media in advance of the country’s upcoming presidential election.