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Cyberwar – How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President: What We Don't, Can't, and Do Know - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President: What We Don't, Can't, and Do Know

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Abstract

Cyberwar examines the ways in which Russian interventions not only affected the behaviors of key players but altered the 2016 presidential campaign’s media and social media landscape. After laying out a theory of influence that explains how Russian activities could have produced effects, Jamieson documents the hackers and trolls’ influence on the topics in the news, the questions in the presidential debates, and the social media stream. Drawing on her analysis of messages crafted and amplified by Russian operatives, changes that Russian-hacked content elicited in news and the debates, the scho ... More

Keywords: 2016 presidential election, Cyberwar, Social media, Debates, Hacking, Internet trolls, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Russian 2016 interventions, 2016 presidential outcome

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190058838
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190058838.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, author
Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA

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