05
April 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Pandemic of Deception: COVID-19 and Disinformation Operations

Virtual Event | A Pandemic of Deception: COVID-19 and Disinformation Operations

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
April 05, 2021
05
April 2021
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
Sarah J. Gamberini

Policy Fellow, National Defense University's Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD)

Aurimas Piečiukaitis

International News Editor, Lithuanian National Radio & Television and Former Baltic American Freedom Foundation Fellow, Hudson Institute

Richard Weitz

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis

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Tod Lindberg

Senior Fellow

Please be advised: This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 5.

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.

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