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Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellows Tod Lindberg and Richard Weitz and expert panelists Sarah J. Gamberini and Aurimas Piečiukaitis for a discussion on how authoritarian regimes have distorted information related to COVID-19 to wage malign influence campaigns worldwide.
Soviet-era propaganda and disinformation campaigns made ready use of print and broadcast media to spread conspiracy theories at the expense of the United States and its allies. Today, social media allows authoritarian governments such as Russia and China to wage multi-dimensional disinformation campaigns aimed at deflecting attention from their own failings and exacerbating hostility toward the United States. What impact has this effort had? Is the U.S. doing enough to fight back? Please join our distinguished panel for this timely discussion.