Waging War with Disinformation

From The Economist:

“Rand Waltzman, a former programme manager at America’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and now at the RAND Corporation, explains that “when target forces start to counter these [Russian] efforts and/or expose them on a large scale, the Russians are likely to accelerate the improvement of their techniques…in other words, an information-warfare arms race is likely to ensue.”

Read the brief article in the January 25th edition of The Economist at https://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21735479-power-fake-news-and-undue-influence-waging-war-disinformation

Dr. Waltzman is a member of IPA’s board and was responding to the phenomenon of using social media and other online dissemination means to affect political or social change in a way favorable to a potentially hostile nation or group.