In 2020, The Russians Did It Again. An Expert Explains How.

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Fake news Facebook post relating to COVID-19
This Facebook post from the account of Wisconsin Revolution posits that the coronavirus pandemic is a conspiracy between the U.S. “establishment” and China. No evidence has been presented that the pandemic was planned or executed by anyone. Leading up to 2020, Russia spread disinformaiton about the COVID-19 pandemic. Screenshot from Facebook/Wisconsin Watch

After a massive disinformation campaign in the lead-up to the 2016 election, Russia was at it again this year in an attempt to agitate existing tensions between Americans and promote the re-election of Donald Trump. An expert explains how dis- and misinformation have become a part of our democracy.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Nina Jankowicz Guest

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