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Fake news, trolls and the Dutch elections

March 8th 2017 - 15:42

Fake news and internet trolls are becoming an increasingly large problem in election campagins around the world. After reports that Russia was trying to influence the US presidential election last year, experts have warned that Russian hackers and trolls are trying to influence the outcome of several key elections in European countries this year. 

Finnish radio 'Yle' spoke about the matter with Sijbren de Jong. The full article (in Swedish) can be read here.

A podcast of the interview can be listened to here from 24:33 min onwards.

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Sijbren de Jong is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS and lecturer in Geo-Economics at Leiden University, The Hague. He has a PhD in EU external energy security relations from the University of Leuven and holds degrees in Economic Geography (MSc) from the University of Groningen and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (MA) from the University of Leuven. His geographical areas of expertise include Russia, Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region; Central and Eastern Europe; and the Western Balkans.