Distortion has become the new normal in Russia – but technology leaves us all at risk if we cannot recognise lies
Rarely a day goes by without reference to “propaganda”. The outgoing German ambassador to the UK regrets there was “so much propaganda in the media” at the time of the 2016 Brexit referendum. Turkish authorities have this week put 300 more people in jail for “propaganda”. Reuters recently reported that “Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 US election”. But how to define it?
The use of propaganda is ancient, but never before has there been the technology to so effectively disseminate it