DCM Friedman Participated in an International Conference, Addressing the Issue of Disinformation

U.S. Embassy Sofia Deputy Chief of Mission Justin Friedman participated in the international conference “Fake News of True Trolls,” addressing the issue of disinformation. In his presentation, he noted, “Societies need to build resilience that will enable them to identify and resist disinformation campaigns. We have to learn to recognize when we’re being manipulated with false information – including pretend outrage and insults and vitriol. We must learn to ignore disinformation purveyors, and their false information, and their false invective. We have to discipline ourselves to question the source of information we’re reading – whether online or in traditional media sources – and the information itself.”