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Cautionary Notes on Disinformation and the Origins of Distrust

Yochai Benkler argues that we currently lack clear evidence that disinformation activities have a direct impact on election outcomes, and that we should look at long-term patterns of loss of trust in institutions instead.

“Nonstop coverage of propaganda efforts and speculation about their impact, without actual evidence to support that impact, feeds the loss of trust in our institutions to a greater extent than the facts warrant,” Benkler writes.  

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