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Should we consider fake news another form of (not particularly effective) political persuasion — or something more dangerous? » Nieman Journalism Lab

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What if “persuadability” isn’t the right metric to look at? ... Information warfare expert Molly McKew, who specializes in U.S.–Russia relations... "There aren’t good tools to evaluate the impact of shadow campaigns... Information and psychological operations ... are not just about information, but about changing behavior...
of more than 36,000 tweets sent by Russian accounts, “obscure or foreign news sources played a comparatively minor role... the Russian accounts curated mainstream news to achieve their ends... stories themselves were generally factually accurate, but the Russian accounts carefully curated the overall flow to highlight themes ... bolstered ... Trump and undermined ... Clinton...
Trolls are using real news  — and in particular local news — to drive reactionary news coverage, set the daily news agenda, and target local journalists and community influencers to follow certain stories... Twitter is the place where you mislead the 1-2% of susceptible journalists, policymakers, techies, and opinion leaders.”...

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