Returning to this question helps clarify the stakes as the country decides whether to grant Trump a second term.
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The past four years have seen extraordinary growth in the study of foreign influence and social media manipulation. Over the next four years, the field will need to move toward sustainability and equitability.
Authoritarians’ use of influence operations must be understood as part of a larger strategy to reshape the information space into one that is less democratic and more friendly to despots.
The continued focus on Russia, at the expense of domestic threats, is significant and dangerous.
The evidence that there are Russian information operations aimed at the United States is overwhelming. But there is no publicly available evidence that establishes that these operations have made any difference worth caring about.
Introducing a series from the Stanford Internet Observatory on assessing the threat of foreign influence operations targeting the United States.
Information operations are sometimes sensationalized and overhyped by politicians and others to distract and confuse the public for their own political ends—but the threat persists and must be taken seriously.
If the Russian reporting disclosed by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe is not disinformation, it only makes his actions look worse.
On Wednesday, September 30, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a third hearing on oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation
Among other things, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Russian election interference and New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt’s book on the Russia investigation shed light on U.S. Attorney John Durham’s ongoing probe.