'This Is Not Propaganda' And The Post-Truth World

'This Is Not Propaganda' And The Post-Truth World

1:44pm Sep 19, 2019
Five-star Radisson Collection Hotel (L) on the bank of Moskva River, formerly known as Hotel Ukraine and one of the city's seven 1950's Stalin skyscrapers, is illuminated as the sun sets in western Moscow. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo

Peter Pomerantsev’s 2014 book “Nothing Is True And Everything Is Permitted” paints Moscow as a place where it’s okay to play with the facts in order to fit a desired narrative.

Five years later, his vision of this post-truth world has arrived, and it’s gone global.

In his new book, “This Is Not Propaganda,” Pomerantsev travels the world, analyzing different methods of information manipulation and how authoritarian states weaponize the “truth.”

We sit down with Pomerantsev to discuss Russia, disinformation campaigns and what can be done to combat them.

Produced by Haili Blassingame.


Peter Pomerantsev, Author, “This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality.”;@peterpomerantzev

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