Disinformation and Political Warfare During COVID-19

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a virtual conversation on disinformation and political warfare during the… read more

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a virtual conversation on disinformation and political warfare during the coronavirus pandemic. Intelligence experts and disinformation scholars discussed the history of misinformation as a tool to create chaos and threaten democratic governments. Experts cited Operation Denver, deployed by the Russian intelligence community in the 1980s, which claimed the CIA created the AIDS/HIV pandemic to target the gay community. They drew comparisons between misinformation used during that campaign to disinformation tactics Chinese officials are using today regarding the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, experts discussed various tools used to spread disinformation and the best ways to fight against these campaigns. close

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  • Heather A. Conley Senior Vice President Center for Strategic and International Studies->Europe, Eurasia and the Arctic
  • Seth G. Jones Director Center for Strategic and International Studies->Transnational Threats Project
  • Thomas Rid Professor Nitze (Paul H.) School of Advanced International Studies->Strategic Studies Program
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Disinformation and Political Warfare During COVID-19

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Program ID:
472440-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 28, 2020 | 4:12am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 09, 2020 | 1:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 28, 2020 | 4:12am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 28, 2020 | 6:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 09, 2020 | 1:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3