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Counter-Disinformation Bill with Senators Rob Portman and Chris Murphy
Welcome remarks by:
Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Chairman, Board of Directors
Senator Rob Portman
US Senator for Ohio
Senator Chris Murphy
US Senator for Connecticut
A conversation with:
President and CEO
Senior Fellow, Future Europe Initiative
George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
The Hon. John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Russia’s military interventions in eastern Ukraine and Syria have been accompanied by deliberate information operations that leverage multiple elements of national power to shape the opinions of people in the affected and surrounding areas. These operations rely on wide-ranging tools: state-sponsored media outlets, social media, cyber and intelligence capabilities, and twisted interpretations of international and legal norms. The aim is to undermine United States’ interests and values abroad. The Counter Disinformation Bill sponsored by Senators Rob Portman and Chris Murphy seeks to improve the ability of the United States to address this challenge by developing and synchronizing a single strategy to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation by leveraging exisiting expertise and empowering local communities to defend themselves from foreign manipulation. The panelists will discuss Russia’s tool-kit of influence and how the West should respond.
We hope you can join us for this important and timely discussion.
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1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
This event is open to press and on the record.
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