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Rachel Marsden: Social media propaganda isn't changing any functional minds

Rachel Marsden: Social media propaganda isn't changing any functional minds

In the endless attempt to undermine the legitimacy of U.S. President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election, much has been made of the role of social media. Earlier this year, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian citizens for political trolling on social media during the 2016 campaign. If Mr. Mueller's indictments imply that these online trolls had any sort of impact in swaying voters, one could conclude that stupidity has become a serious national-security vulnerability.

The perceived risk of catastrophic gullibility apparently isn't limited to America. Here in France, two think tanks associated with the ministries of foreign affairs and defense have released a...

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