Thu, 21 June 2018
The first place Russian use of fake news to manipulate foreign populations was uncovered was in Ukraine. Todd Helmus of the RAND Corporation led a study team to detail what the Russian trolls were doing and how they did it. He’ll tell us what his team found, and how they did that. Ukraine, of course was only the beginning, interfering in the 2016 American Presidential election was the main event, but the Russian digital intrusions kept on coming, in the Brexit vote, and in national elections in France, Germany and Italy.