The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Fake News: Why the West is Blind to Russia’s Propaganda Today

Russia has skilfully exploited social media to divide the West and increase Moscow’s power in Europe, the US and eventually Asia.

The use of social media as a platform to divide democracies works, in part, because the strategy preys on a fundamental blind spot in open societies: the origin and volume of voices taking part in an online discussion.

Read more in The Sydney Morning Herald with an interview by COMPROP Director of Research Sam Woolley.

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Gillian Bolsover • 31st January 2017

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