Social Media


War Goes Viral

Authors: Emerson T. Brooking and P.W. Singer
The Atlantic

Social media has altered the nature of war, argue Emerson T. Brooking and P.W. Singer. The viral propaganda of the self-declared Islamic State, Russian disinformation campaigns, and Chinese cyber-nationalism are all indications of a more fundamental shift in conflict—a revolution that threatens to catch U.S. policymakers and social media companies off guard. 

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Middle East Update

Speakers: Lisa Anderson, Thomas W. Lippman, and Ayman Mohyeldin
Presider: Kathleen Troia McFarland

Experts discuss the role social media and youth movements played in the revolutions throughout the Middle East, as well as the need to evaluate political solutions on a country-by-country basis.

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