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Disinformation efforts now used in 70 countries: researchers | CTV News

Disinformation efforts now used in 70 countries: researchers | CTV News

Both democratic and authoritarian governments are now participating in efforts to manipulate information over social media. Facebook has been found to be the platform of choice when attempting to change public opinion, and seven different countries are using it outside their borders for global operations. China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela are using “sophisticated state actors” to spread propaganda for political influential purposes. But the problem doesn’t end with those seven nations; over 70 countries are involved in disinformation efforts. Social media has become a weapon that incites violence and distrust.  

 Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/disinformation-efforts-now-used-in-70-countries-researchers-1.4612175 

 

 

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