Russia Boosts Disinformation Attacks

November 7, 2022

Just ahead of US midterm elections, Russia has ramped up its online disinformation efforts to undermine the American electoral system and erode public support for aid to Ukraine, the New York Times reports. In Issues, Braden R. Allenby explores the technological and social forces that increasingly make the United States vulnerable to such “weaponized narratives.” Meeting the challenges, he writes, will require both immediate responses to short-circuit hostile digital attacks and longer-term efforts to ensure that the nation’s cultural practices and institutions fully support what citizens value as fundamental principles of life in America.

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