Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris and Hal Roberts seek to shed light on the 2016 election
Since the Director of National Intelligence’s (DNI) interagency report of January 2017, it has been a truth selectively acknowledged that the Russian government took to the US media surreptitiously in 2016 to help elect Donald Trump president. But did it work? Were sufficient numbers of voters persuaded, mobilized and, crucially, demobilized by the efforts of the Internet Research Agency to swing the election in Trump’s favor?
A far-right subnetwork traffics in vicious attacks, conspiracy theories and standard-bearers such as Trump
Michael Cornfield is an associate professor of political management at the George Washington University