Friday, October 18, 2019
With the 2020 US presidential election looming, there is more attention to the threat of foreign interference. In the 2016 presidential election, Russia carried out a broad information campaign consisting of fake social media accounts and targeted adverts spreading divisive political content to polarise the electorate.
- Trust in the results of elections worldwide will continue to decrease.
- Voters will doubt the veracity of the information they receive even in the absence of interference.
- The black market for social media manipulation tools will grow.