When free societies copy Russian media tactics, there’s only one winner | James Ball

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The Integrity Initiative debacle, in which this writer was named in leaked files, shows that western efforts to counter misinformation must be open

How do you respond when a principle that forms part of the bedrock of your society is used to undermine it?

This is the question facing liberal democracies across the world as Russia and others exploit free speech and its institutions – especially traditional and social media – through misinformation and electoral interference.

Related: ‘Misinformation’ picked as word of the year by Dictionary.com

Related: ‘Deny, distract and blame’: how Russia fights propaganda war

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