Disinformation is spreading beyond the realm of spycraft to become a shady industry – lessons from South Kore

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The Moderate Voice

Efforts to reduce tensions between the Koreas, like the 2018 inter-Korean summit, are frequently the target of disinformation campaigns in South Korea.AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon K. Hazel Kwon, Arizona State University Disinformation, the practice of blending real and fake information with the goal of duping a government or influencing public opinion, has its origins in the Soviet Union. But disinformation is no longer the exclusive domain of government intelligence agencies. Today’s disinformation scene has evolved into a marketplace in which services are contracted, laborers are paid and shamele…

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