Disinformation and Reflexive Control: The New Cold War

Media and extremism
28. 11. 2018
Digital Democracies Conference Vancouver, May 2019
12. 9. 2019

Disinformation and Reflexive Control: The New Cold War

Nearly four months after the election, US policymakers and political researchers remain puzzled by Russia’s potential involvement and the impact of “fake news” and other forms of disinformation that plagued the campaigns. With confusion swirling around “alternative facts,” the effects of disinformation and Russian meddling are just beginning to take hold. This phenomenon may be new to American politics, but it’s an old strategy in the Kremlin. To understand and combat the effects and goals of disinformation, we must understand the concept of reflexive control and how it fits into greater Russian strategy…

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