On Thursday, April 25, 2019, the Strauss Center for International Security and Law co-sponsored a symposium on “Information Wars: Social Media and Politics in Russia & Eastern Europe” with The University of Texas at Austin’s CREEES, the Center for European Studies, and the Clements Center for National Security. This symposium involved a conversation about the role and impact of mainstream and social media—and in particular about information and disinformation wars—in political battles, trajectories, and outcomes in Russia and Eastern Europe. Speakers discussed the ways in which these processes and networks have had global impacts, such as in the 2016 U.S. elections and beyond.
Peter Pomerantsev | London School of Economics
Ilya Yablokov | University of Leeds
Joshua Tucker | New York University
Olga Onuch | Manchester University
Denis Stukal | New York University
Aliaksandr Herasimenka | Westminster University