Russian disinformation tactics likely fuel racial division

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NLP’s Peter Adams explains how  Russian disinformation campaigns likely fuel U.S. racial divisions in a Sept. 2 segment on Newsy, False Information Escalates Anger At Protests Across The United States.

“We know from the actions of the Internet Research Agency and Russian agents in 2016 that racial division in the U.S .was something they targeted a lot. And, you know, this is another opportunity for them to do that. And they are no doubt, you know, seizing on it,” Adams says.

He reminds viewers: “When falsehoods are repeated enough times, when we hear them enough times, they can take on a kind of truth. It diminishes the impact of assembly and organized protest.”

 

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