3.3 Cold War 2.0

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.

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