Beyond the Headlines: Russian Propaganda

Visitors walk past TV sets during Russian President Vladimir Putin's live broadcast nationwide phone-in at the DNS electronic shop in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 17, 2014

Photo by Ilya Naymushin / Reuters


December 7, 2016


4:30 p.m. Doors open
4:45 p.m. Program


RAND Corporation
4750 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

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In the past decade, Russia has effectively employed new channels to disseminate information and messages in support of its annexation of the Crimean peninsula, its ongoing involvement in the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and its antagonism of NATO allies. The contemporary Russian propaganda model is high-volume and multichannel. It is also rapid, continuous, and repetitive. It disregards the truth and lacks a commitment to consistency.

You are invited to take a Beyond the Headlines look at why the Russian propaganda model is difficult to counter with traditional counterpropaganda methods. RAND senior social scientist Christopher Paul will offer alternative solutions based on the same psychology behind the surprising success of Russia's firehose of falsehood.

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Christopher Paul

Social Scientist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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