RAND Expert to Speak on Approaches to Counter Russian Social Media Influences


Elizabeth Bodine-Baron, engineer and co-director, RAND Center for Applied Network Analysis and System Science, will discuss Approaches to Counter Russian Social Media Influences. In a recent report, RAND researchers categorized and analyzed different approaches and policy options to respond to the specific threat of Russian influence via disinformation spread on social media in the United States.


Bodine-Baron will discuss:

  • the challenges facing current measures underway by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State to combat this threat
  • proposed approaches, as well as unintended consequences and drawbacks
  • recommendations for policymakers.


12:00–1:00 p.m., ET, Friday, March 15, 2019 (lunch will be served)


2043 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.


To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations:
(703) 414-4795 or
(310) 451-6913, or
send an email to media@rand.org.

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