Online disinformation: Much learnt, little done

In the two years that have passed since the 2016 election, we have learnt a lot about malignant disinformation campaigns in Western democracies.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted the Russian operatives who created fake identities and ran targeted advertising on Facebook. The ads themselves - supporting extreme anti-immigration groups and the phoney "Army of Jesus" on the one hand, and fake "black lives matter" slogans on the other - have been made public.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2018, with the headline 'Online disinformation: Much learnt, little done'. Print Edition | Subscribe