Accession Number:

ADA223697

Title:

Russian Roulette: Disinformation in the U.S. Government and News Media

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

This study examines the impact and influence of disinformation on the press and on U.S. foreign policy. It reviews the history of disinformation with reference to published news reports and original research derived from interviews with media correspondents and government officials. It surveys the literature pertaining to Soviet disinformation campaigns and practices, including U.S. Congressional testimony, and examines the implications of domestic disinformation programs sponsored by the U.S. Government. The study makes recommendations pertaining to journalists and government public affairs officers in regards to their exposure to disinformation. Keywords Disinformation Active measures.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE