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How lies become truth in online America

This article illustrates the difficulty in using humiliation and ridicule to inoculate people against false online narratives. It shows how clearly marked satirical articles to go viral online,...

Misinformation and social networks have sullied the country’s politics since at least 2010. This time, it was worse than ever.

The evolving techniques in distributing narrative materials combined with a coordinated distribution platform that moved misinformation through WhatsApp groups made disinformation in the 2018...

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"There could be a more sinister purpose to this relentless bad news as well, particularly as it echoes equally harsh coverage of the United States and Ukraine. If Russia were expecting or planning...

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"Unfortunately, our continued use of legacy metaphors, especially when applied to the broader strategic environment, has just reinforced our old and now unrealistic mindsets and expectations. In...

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"The authors examine historical antecedents of political warfare and current-day practices through in-depth case studies of Russia, Iran, and the Islamic State. They use these cases to derive...

"In an era where freedom of speech and information are considered to be sacred, what happens when a powerful international actor abuses those freedoms to spread disinformation? This is the...

"Although the general election isn’t until Sept. 9, officials say their preemptive actions may already have dissuaded the Kremlin from interfering. In Washington, meanwhile, the FBI says it has...

"So, O.K. Here I am, telling you this: An A.I. program powerful enough to turn Michelle Obama into a pornography star, or transform a schlubby newspaper columnist into Jake Gyllenhaal, is in our...

"These consequential trends leave democracy, and the future of the international order, in a contested state of flux. Previous eras characterized by a recession of powerful liberal states—read:...

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