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Social Media, Technology and Peacebuilding Policy Brief  No.160 - June, 2023 • By Rawand Faeq

Policy Brief No.160: Exploring Disinformation in Fragile States: Iraq as a Case Study of Influence of International Political Actors

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This Policy Brief examines the influence of international political actors in perpetuating disinformation in fragile states. The study delves into the history of disinformation in Iraq, particularly during and after the fall of the Baathist regime, and investigates how national and international actors utilise disinformation as a political tool. Three case studies focus on the overlapping interests of regional, international, and local actors. The findings contribute to a better understanding of disinformation dynamics, enabling more effective strategies to combat disinformation and foster informed and democratic societies.

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