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Active Measures

The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare

Thomas Rid

Beginning with a clever ruse to sow disinformation about emigré Russians opposing the Soviet regime in the 1920s, this study reveals a century of undercover intelligence operations that have sought to exploit political tensions by planting, leaking or forging false stories. The final chapters deal with the emergence of computer hacking, cyber attacks and disinformation campaigns waged through social media.
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Product information:
  • Publisher: Profile
  • Year: 2020
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 522pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 232x150mm
  • ISBN: 9781788160742
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
Product code:
514951
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