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What’s the issue?

Words and phrases like “election integrity,” “interference,” and “misinformation” have been trending over the last several years. But so have words like “fake news” and “hoax.” So, what’s the truth? With the growth of social media, media globalization, and cultural imperialism­– or states imposing their views on other states via media (Croteau and Hoynes, 2019)– bad actors are finding new and innovative ways to sabotage others. Authoritarian regimes have taken steps to interfere in recent US elections and many domestic actors have created an environment, through being either uniformed or complicit by not taking the threat seriously…

Emily Murnane

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