#20 Paul on the Firehose of Falsehood



During this episode, Dr. Chris Paul discusses his co-authored article, the Firehose of Falsehood. The discussion covers distinctive features of contemporary Russian Propaganda including, how it works, why it works, and psychological underpinnings. Dr. Paul provides numerous examples, discusses blind-spot bias, and talks about ways that we might mitigate disinformation.

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Bio: Christopher Paul is a senior social scientist at the RAND Corporation and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining RAND full-time in July 2002, Paul worked as an adjunct at RAND for six years and was on the statistics faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Paul has written over a dozen monographs related to operations in the information environment.

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