We focus on researching unethical influence—also known as media manipulation or the more broad, malign influence.
The following is a three-day digest of the databases.
It doesn’t matter if the lie is easily rebutted. Indeed in one sense rebuttals are part of the plan because they result in the subject of the lie being amplified and kept on, or near, the top of the news agenda. The ultimate goal of strategic lying is to have an impact on the salience of issues.