Foreign Election Interference: Where We Are Today

Years after extensive Russian election meddling in the United States and elsewhere was brought to light, we are still grappling with its political, legal, and social ramifications. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, today’s information environment has become even more tense. As tensions continue to escalate between Russia and the West, are governments, media, and NGOs ready to fight disinformation and foreign interference and secure electoral integrity? The value liberal democracies place on freedom of expression, freedom of opinion, and a competitive media environment means our societies are inherently vulnerable to ruthless and cynical methods of manipulation. Can we finally address the challenge of identifying and holding to account those who peddle disinformation? And, if not, what are avenues available to nation states in fighting and retaliating against foreign interference?

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