Russian Influence on Social Media
Russian trolls and hackers targeted social media networks, political organizations, and democratic elections.
- Explain what a bot is and what they are used for.
- Describe how Russia used social media to influence the U.S. elections in 2016.
- Describe how you know whether or not your social media news and information (e.g. Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) are credible and not from a propaganda organization or political/governmental organization.
- Explain why is Russia so interested in interfering with democratic elections.
Russian Influence on Democratic Elections
- Describe how Russia, directly and indirectly, influenced the U.S. elections in 2016.
- Explain how Russia “weaponized” social media to influence the Brexit debate and vote.
Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty)
- What is the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty)?
- Why is the United States pulling out of the treaty?
Russian Influence on Civil Conflicts and War
- Explain the role has Russia played in the Syrian conflict.
- Describe the rising tensions between Russia and the Baltic states.