About Marina Adamova

I’ve been working in the nonprofit sector for about 10 years and had a career in publishing business in Russia. Now I am an Altas Corps fellow serving in Voice of America. Earned a Master’s of Science in Political Science from the SAUH in Moscow, Russia. Social issue: transparency and accountability of electoral procedures.

Facebook, Twitter and Google were grilled on Russian Election Interference

November 1, 2017, the Senate Intelligence Committee held open hearings on Social Media Influence in the 2016 U.S. Elections. It was 17th open hearings this year, and 12 of them were about Russia and it’s interference in the elections.

Russia-U.S. relations: a brief glance into 200-year history

The renewed rise of anti-American state press coverage in Russia pushed me to recall the history of relations between our countries. Relations between Russia and the United States have been building for more than 200 years. And the two countries began to build images of each other long before the emergence of the USSR and the beginning of the Cold War. These images have evolved and still exist.

DisinfoWeek: webcasts from NDI and Atlantic Counsil

The global community, concerned by spreading of public opinion manipulation and disinformation, had launched DisinfoWeek – is a week-long set of strategic dialogues on how to collectively address the global challenge of disinformation. The DisinfoWeek has just ended, it was held on June 19-30, 2017.

I find the topic extremely interesting and important, so I want to share webcasts from the panels.

Computational propaganda is one of the most powerful tools against democracy, an Oxford study says

Nowadays it’s hard to imagine someone who doesn’t use social media in one way or another. They are far beyond from being just tools for entertainment. Social media give us a tool for political engagement: a revolution can start with one tweet as, for example, recent Ukranian political history shows us. Also, they are massively used for public opinion manipulation.

Oxford Internet Institute has published the first systematic collection and analysis of country-specific case studies geared towards exposing and analyzing digital misinformation and computational propaganda.