Why did so many Americans trust Russian hackers' election propaganda?
- January 22, 2019
- Cailin O’Connor, LPS, via NPR, Jan. 22, 2019 (Audio)
[NPR's social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam said], “I was talking to Cailin O'Connor, at the University of California, Irvine. She's a mathematician and philosopher and co-author of the book "The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread." O'Connor told me about one very interesting technique used by these propagandists. [O’Connor says,] “They made Black Lives Matter groups. They made gun rights groups. They made LGBTQ groups. They made an animal lovers group weirdly.”
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