Weapons of Mass Deception: Part One

This article was written by CCLP visiting fellow Vasily Gatov and was originally published by the Institute of Modern Russia. The overwhelming scale and deeply destructive nature of the Kremlin's information war has only recently drawn attention of the Western mainstream media and policymakers. In part one of his essay, prominent Russian media analyst Vasily Gatov, visiting fellow at the Center of Communication Leadership and Policy, University of Southern California, explains the origins of the Russian propaganda and Putin's anti-Western narrative. As consumption of mass media has increased dramatically in modern times, outscoring all other human habits in absorbing hours…