DACOR: Does the Truth Matter in the Age of Digital Media?: Russian Information Warfare and Propaganda

Start Date/Time: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:00
End Date/Time: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:00

In the new era of citizen journalism, the masses have been empowered to produce and receive information. As a result, the credibility of the government to present objective views and the traditional media to act as a gatekeeper has diminished. Especially Russia has championed a modern version of decentralized information warfare to solidify domestic support and cause disunity abroad. Can authoritarian foreign governments take the use of the openness of western liberal democracies and even manipulate events like the U.S. Presidential elections? If yes, what can foreign policy professionals do to combat modern propaganda tools? Miika Tomi is a Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University. He previously served as the spokesperson for the Prime Minister and the Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Finland. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.