Too Much Information About Disinformation?

When I lived within the Baltics back in 2002, the region deeply admired the United States as well as aspired to join the European Union as well as NATO. We were their mentors. This particular recent video startled me, as which was a stunning role reversal. Suddenly, Baltic leaders were the experts advising American officials, who kept asking elementary if not naïve questions, at which they shrugged.

For them, This particular is usually an old story about a government which has invaded them for generations — with everything via tanks to ideology to cybercrimes. As a result, many nations in Eastern Europe have installed progressive reforms to defend against disinformation, which they agree is usually a major threat to their young democracies.

So our video team produced Episode 3, which includes solutions via Eastern Europe as well as calls on the United States government to consider more urgent as well as bold reforms. Because we were also busy covering the news as well as felt the urgency of This particular rapidly evolving story, Andrew Blackwell, an Op-Docs editor, volunteered to join the project as a co-director on which episode, in which we argue which Western governments are unequipped to grasp the crisis, let alone defend us via state-sponsored information warfare.

After the United States was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, we were on the ground in Afghanistan in less than a month. When the warfare is usually digital, we drag our feet in ignorance, if not denial. The attacks on the 2016 election were first plotted in early 2014, as well as some of our leaders are still debating who was behind those attacks as well as if they were real.

On the various other hand, Russian leaders aren’t politicians as we understand them. via Vladimir Putin on down, many are former generals as well as intelligence officers who have made K.G.B. stagecraft, including information warfare, a practice of the state.

Last week, we decided to publish the series before the story takes yet another turn. Sadly, we are confident This particular project will remain relevant for quite some time.

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