Tweets from Trump and his inner circle show how close the Trump campaign is in tone and style to Russian disinformation. This type of disinformation poses huge challenges for U.S. democracy, and for the Republican Party.
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On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election."
Heading into Tuesday, there was a very long list of things that could go wrong. Many have not come to pass so far.
There’s a ton of online fundraisers for women affiliated with the Islamic State. Many of these fundraisers take place relatively openly on social media.
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.
In a highly polarized country, it is hard to change voter preferences—and this is even more likely to be the case when the tools for doing so represent a tiny, tiny fraction of the information to which would-be voters are exposed.
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.