The New York Times
Three half-hour videos about Russia's use of Disinformation
as a tool for increasing their power and damaging Western democracies
RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION: FROM COLD WAR TO KANYE
By Adam B. Ellick and Adam Westbrook
Access and watch these videos at your leisure from your own computer or tablet
between November 26 and December 28, 2018
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of lies about America — continues today, from Pizzagate to George Soros conspiracies. Meet the KGB spies who conceived this virus and the American truth squads who tried — and are still trying — to fight it. Countries from Pakistan to Brazil are now debating reality, and in Vladimir Putin’s greatest triumph, Americans are using Russia’s playbook against one another without the faintest clue.
This series of three videos traces the use of false information by the Russians from the mid 20th century until now to undermine American and other Western societies and governments.. It shows how this "information" is created and distributed to distort the truth and create suspicion and fear in the U.S. See how other countries undermine this process and compare it with what the U.S. is doing.