When it comes to hacking societies, Russia remains the master at sowing discord and disinformation online

Black Hat While China is the bête noire du jour of the US government, Russia is the master of spreading disinformation, fostering conflict, and derailing discourse online, the Black Hat security conference was told today. At her Thursday keynote, Stanford Internet Observatory’s research manager Renee DiResta explained how Russian military intelligence – the GRU – and the private Internet Research Agency (IRA) were putting the likes of China to shame.

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