Digital Dictators: Media, Authoritarianism, and America’s New Challenge

Related Categories: Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare; Democracy and Governance; Military Innovation; Public Diplomacy and Information Operations; Science and Technology; Russia

The 2016 elections in the United States exposed a massive campaign of subversion and interference carried out by Russia and aimed at undermining the inner workings of American democracy. But that disinformation offensive represents just one part of a larger challenge now confronting the United States - the weaponization of news and views, both real and fabricated, by repressive regimes and radical non-state actors in order to advance their strategic objectives. In this volume, leading scholars and experts chart the rise of this "authoritarian media" phenomenon and explore its implications for U.S. foreign policy and America's standing in the world.

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