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"Contaminated Trust" Trend 4

Here's Trend #4 identified in our new U.S. Department of State Global Engagement Center-funded study, "Contaminated Trust: Public Health Disinformation and its Societal Impacts in Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine." #ContaminatedTrust

Russian state-affiliated or proxy local actors considered to be exploiting domestic political strife and unrest during the pandemic. These actors are presumed by the interviewed experts to be financially or ideologically motivated to delegitimize and undermine national authorities to increase Russian influence in the countries of study.

For more on local disinformation campaigns in Georgia, one of the countries of this study's focus, please see our partners Media Development Foundation (MDF) #MythDetector:

To read TCM's report, "Contaminated Trust" online, please visit:

Elizabeth Jordan Wilhelm Tinatin Japaridze Scott Eshom Alan Spadone Arielle Mattes

#disinformation #Georgia #Kazakhstan #Ukraine #saqartvelo #research #covid #publichealth #Russianinfluence

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