To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Moscow uses hacks globally to divide and confuse

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Subject

Disinformation campaigns.

Significance

The Washington Post published a piece of investigative reporting (paywall) on June 23 on the response of US President Barack Obama's administration to Russian hacking during the US presidential elections in 2016. Washington's slow and limited reaction to the campaign had baffled cybersecurity commentators.

Impacts

  • Disinformation campaigns have the potential to erode confidence in democracies and exacerbate political polarisation.
  • Social media outlets will come under greater pressure to regulate their platforms.
  • Governments will invest further and spend more time enhancing internal cyber security procedures.
Expert Briefings Powered by Oxford Analytica
Stay up to date
Sign up to the Expert Daily Briefings email alert and receive up-to-the-minute analysis of global events as they happen.
*If your university does not have access to Expert Briefings, visit our information page to find out more.