On March 15, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security nonresident senior fellow Ronald A. Marks authored an article in Cyber Security Intelligence titled “The limits of social media soft power.” Marks explains how social media has transitioned from being a soft power tool to possessing applicable hard power traits like supplying arms to Ukraine. However, Marks also postulates that public information fatigue is inevitable as people grow tired of seeing negative messages.

Like sanctions, social media has its limits and needs to be used along with hard power to win the day.

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