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Colorado Springs World Affairs Council | How Russia works to Influence American Citizens

May 27

Russia devotes millions of dollars to trying to influence Americans on social networks. What are Russia’s goals? What messages is Moscow sending us about the COVID epidemic and our coming presidential election?

Thomas Kent is a specialist on international reporting and Russian media. Until September 2018 he was president and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a congressionally funded corporation providing news to the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan in 25 languages. He is a senior fellow of the Jamestown Foundation and is currently researching a book on responses to Russian information operations in Europe, Africa and Latin America. He teaches at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute about propaganda, the geopolitics of information and Russian media, and consults for media, NGO and government organizations.

Time:  1:00-3:00 pm MDT

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