It’s official: social media is now a global propaganda battlefield

It’s official: social media is now a global propaganda battlefield

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The State Department is launching a $40 million initiative to crack down on foreign propaganda and disinformation amid widespread concerns about future Russian efforts to interfere in elections.

Source: State Dept. launches $40M offensive against foreign propaganda | TheHill
7 years ago, the U.S. government launched its own social media computational propaganda program.
Social media is now an official battlefield as nation states and a cast of thousands of others go to war against each other.
I’m so old I remember when we worried about nuclear missiles raining down upon on us and played security-theater drills of hiding under our desks at school. Today we cower from an onslaught of tweets and Facebook posts… my, how times have changed.

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