IDA Ideas host Rhett Moeller spoke to Miriam M. Roday and Sarah A. Daly, researchers in the IDA Systems and Analyses Center, about their opinion piece, “Information Operations: An Understudied Facet of Russian Influence in Africa,” published on the website Foreign Policy News. The coauthors discuss Russian disinformation campaigns being spread via mass media and social media in Africa. These campaigns criticize U.S. and French security assistance efforts and praise Russia’s ability to serve as a mediator and counter-terrorism partner, thereby undermining U.S. influence with allies and partners in Africa.
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Foreign Policy News article:
Information operations: An understudied facet of Russian influence in Africa
Authors: Miriam Roday and Sarah Daly