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Weapons of Mass Distraction: Foreign State-Sponsored Disinformation in the Digital Age

A growing number of states, in the pursuit of geopolitical ends, are leveraging digital tools and social media networks to spread narratives, distortions, and falsehoods to shape public perceptions and undermine trust in the truth. An effective response to this challenge requires understanding the converging factors of technology, media, and human behaviors. This interdisciplinary review attempts to shed light on these converging factors, as well as the challenges and opportunities moving forward. 

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/290985.pdf

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Weapons of Mass Distraction: Foreign State-Sponsored Disinformation in the Digital Age

A growing number of states, in the pursuit of geopolitical ends, are leveraging digital tools and social media networks to spread narratives, distortions, and falsehoods to shape public perceptions and undermine trust in the truth. An effective response to this challenge requires understanding the converging factors of technology, media, and human behaviors. This interdisciplinary review attempts to shed light on these converging factors, as well as the challenges and opportunities moving forward. 

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/290985.pdf

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