With a human interest story, audiences can be distracted from negative reports about Russia’s Presidential election.
The data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica took private information from more than 50 million U.S. Facebook users without their permission to support Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, one of the biggest breaches in Facebook’s history.
Poisoning and nuclear sabre rattling abroad, reassurance at home.
After Crimea, the world learned a new word of Russian origin, dezinformatsiya – in English: disinformation.
Viral Russian video reinforces disinformation and intolerance narratives – dressed up in the deniable guise of entertainment.
Disinformation spreads faster and farther than truth on Twitter, and bots are not the main culprits.