This course will examine Russia’s pioneering influence operation in the American presidential election of 2016, its impact and its implications for democracy, including in the 2020 election. We will study the polarized American media coverage of the Russian operation. The course will touch on some of the most urgent and contentious issues that evolving technology has created for policymakers and scholars alike. By the end of this course, you’ll have a detailed, informed idea of how and why Russia intervened in the 2016 election and what Russia’s example means for the future of democracy. You’ll have a more sophisticated, understanding of how US media succeeds and fails.
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