“Fake news microtargeting now part of Russia investigation”

KCRW- To the Point:

“Hillary Clinton is running a child sex ring out of a pizza shop.” “Democrats want to impose Sharia law in Florida” These are just some of the headlines you may have seen online last fall. Among other, more constructive things, social media was used during the 2016 campaign to disseminate targeted fake news stories that may have swayed the election in favor of Donald Trump. Russia operatives seemed to have played an active role in the process. Among the many questions is whether the Trump campaign’s digital operation, run by son-in-law Jared Kushner, guided the hand of Russia’s internet masters of propaganda.

Guests:
Peter Stone, McClatchy Newspapers
Rick Hasen, University of California, Irvine (@rickhasen)
Brandon Valeriano, Marine Corps University (@drbva)

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