The Lawfare Project has published a series of articles addressing both sides of the question “Is the threat of interstate influence operations overblown?” According to the announcement:
..in partnership with Lawfare, the Stanford Internet Observatory asked leading researchers of information operations and online manipulation to do just that. Each contributor was asked to write a short piece answering the question: “Is the threat of interstate influence operations overblown?” Drawing on their diverse methodological and disciplinary backgrounds, the contributors take different approaches to their ultimate conclusions. Their arguments touch on topics including the relative effect of domestic versus foreign disinformation, how to think about the impact of an influence operation, and Russia’s social media efforts in 2016. We hope this series will add analytical rigor to the public conversation and allow readers to assess well-reasoned arguments incorporating the best available evidence to ultimately draw their own conclusions.
Links to the articles and information about an associated podcast can be found on the Lawfare website.