Self-Isolation Might Stop Coronavirus, but It Will Speed the Spread of Extremism
Millions of people stuck at home will turn to social media, where disinformation is rife. Radical Islamists and far-right groups are exploiting widespread confusion and fear to spread hate.
Don’t Kick China’s Propagandists Off Twitter
Beijing is using a social media platform it blocks to spread misinformation on the virus.
How China is Exploiting the Coronavirus to Weaken Democracies
Beijing is using the pandemic to drive wedges between members of the European Union, and to advance its propaganda war against the United States.
China Is Trying to Rewrite The Present
Beijing’s propaganda blitz seeks to obscure the origins of the coronavirus.
China Is Fighting the Coronavirus Propaganda War to Win
Beijing isn’t interested in a tit-for-tat media feud with the United States—it’s going for escalation dominance.
Iran Knows Who to Blame for the Virus: America and Israel
The regime’s ideological army is spinning conspiracy theories even as it helps spread the virus among Iran’s long-suffering people.
Loose Lips Sink Democracies?
Russia has started using the West’s own reporting against it. Here’s how to respond.
To Stop Fake News, Online Journalism Needs a Global Watchdog
Without regulations that push search engines and social media companies to prioritize reliable and truthful sources of information, propaganda and censored content will dominate digital platforms.
Chinese Universities’ First Course Is Nationalism 101
Mandatory military training for students is becoming even more fiercely ideological.
Can Brexit End the Scourge of British Nativism? Dominic Cummings Thinks So.
Boris Johnson’s Brexit guru sees a quick departure from the EU as the best way to neutralize Britain’s far-right.
Russian Disinformation Distorted Reality in Ukraine. Americans Should Take Note.
Putin’s propaganda portrayed Ukraine as a fascist state filled with anti-Semites. Despite Ukrainians’ election of a Jewish president, the image has stuck.
China’s Communist Party Is Making Its Own (Virtual) Reality
Propaganda is getting an upgrade with technological tricks.
Huawei’s PR Campaign Comes Straight From the Party’s Playbook
The trade war is showing how deep Beijing’s global influence runs.
Beijing’s Propaganda Is Playing the Trade War Safe
Why China isn’t turning nationalism up to 11—yet.
Russia Has Won the Information War in Turkey
The Kremlin doesn’t even need fake news to push its agenda on Turkish social media. Because domestic disinformation is rampant, Moscow has managed to infect both sides of the debate.
Poland’s Historical Revisionism Is Pushing It Into Moscow’s Arms
The country doesn’t need an openly pro-Russian political party. Its own government’s attempts to rewrite Polish history play directly into Vladimir Putin’s hands.
Putin’s Public Enemy
The Kremlin is going after Russian rappers, but the government can't control a culture it doesn't understand.
Abroad or at Home, China Puts Party First
At the heart of Beijing's global influence plans is a clear Leninist vision.
State Department Considering Public Diplomacy Overhaul
The revamp comes as officials debate how to counter Russian and Chinese influence campaigns.
Jair Bolsonaro’s Model Isn’t Berlusconi. It’s Goebbels.
The far-right Brazilian leader isn’t just another conservative populist. His propaganda campaign has taken a page straight from the Nazi playbook.