In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Nina Schick about the growing epidemic of misinformation and disinformation. They discuss the coming problem of “deep fakes,” the history of Russian “active measures” against the West, the weaponization of the EU migration crisis, Russian targeting of the African-American community, the future of Europe, Trump and rise of political cynicism, QAnon, the prospect of violence surrounding the 2020 Presidential election, and other topics.
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“The geopolitical sands are shifting now in the political climate.
“...entertaining ourselves into a collective madness.”
“Anything can be faked.”
“building society wide resilience.”
“our perceptions of the world can be manipulated.”
“The information war is a psychological war. Russia exploits those divisions. Yes Russia did intervene in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Russian interference is really about entrenching tribal division and entrenching identity politics.”
“The 2015 migrant crisis was a ploy of weaponizing migrant flows by manipulation from fake news.”
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