The long history of disinformation during war

While we might crave information, we are right to be suspicious of the sources that provide it, Barry Strauss, professor of history and classics, writes in Washington Post commentary.

“Today’s brave new world of disinformation is hardly new,” Strauss writes in the piece. “True, it’s now possible to generate false information and transmit it practically anywhere on the planet instantaneously. But the facts of disinformation — and its aftereffects — are as old as war itself. Consider the case of the Roman Empire and the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C."

Read the story in The Washington Post.

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The Battle of Actium, an 1672 paiting by Lorenzo A. Castro
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