Russian Disinformation Helped Persuade Niger to Expel US Troops

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Gen. Michael Langley, USMC, commander of U.S. Africa Command, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, March 16, 2023 - Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
  • Russian disinformation significantly influenced Niger’s decision to expel U.S. forces, according to the head of U.S. Africa Command Gen. Michael Langley, who highlighted the need for increased counter-disinformation efforts.
  • Russian actors, including the Wagner Group, have used aggressive misinformation tactics, such as staging incidents to falsely accuse foreign forces, demonstrating the sophistication of their disinformation campaigns. Read More

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