Fighting Russian disinformation

What are the roots of Moscow’s political interference, and how can countries can fight back?

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the National Defence Control Center in M
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the National Defence Control Center in M
Reuters

Russia’s attempt to influence the 2016 US election campaign was just one of dozens of such operations Moscow has waged in the West in recent years.

Assessing the specific impact of each act of political interference is exceedingly difficult. But analysts increasingly point to a general trend that serves Russia’s interest: The operations are eroding Western voters’ overall trust in democracy.

This week on And Now the Hard Part, we trace the roots of Moscow’s political interference and talk about how countries can fight back.

“You have to send the message to those that try to undermine our democracies that there will be consequences for their actions,” says Alina Polyakova, the director of the Global Project on Democracy and Emerging Technology at the Brookings Institution and our guest this week.




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