Social media platforms, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit, are employed to disseminate deceptive, false and misleading information to serve the goals of governments and extremists alike. Often, correspondingly, users gather to correct the inaccurate, fictitious and fraudulent statements. Social media is thus a battlefield with real world consequences. To discern reality from fallacy is a challenge we all face. According to Singer and Brooking, the five classic disinformation goals are to dismiss, distort, distract, dismay and divide. With reference to Like War by P.W. Singer, describe the ways in which specific social media platforms have been utilized to affect
(1) the 2016 Presidential election in the United States and
(2) an international context or conflict.
Who utilized these platforms and with what intent?
How do these efforts correspond with the five disinformation goals?
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