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Kaitlyn Elizabeth EarlyFollow

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Questions of Technology & Space Competition

Level of Education

Doctoral

Keywords

public diplomacy, social media, media strategy, disinformation, communication tools, superpowers

Presenter Names and Speeches.

Presenter: Kaitlyn Elizabeth Early

Moderator: Dr. Timothy O'Brien

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The age of advanced technology is among us. Beginning in the 1430s with the invention of the printing press, innovations such as the telegraph, radio, television, and the internet have changed the channels of communication, foreign and domestic, forever. Much of the previous research dominating the field of United States foreign policy focuses upon the age of disinformation. Some research pieces surrounding the impacts of communication tools on public diplomacy are outdated as technology is constantly changing. Rather, an up-to-date, comprehensive study of the shifting public diplomacy and media strategies due to these advanced communication tools would paint a thorough picture. This historical, qualitative research uses past events of disinformation through advanced communication tools in order to define the change in United States societal behavior, thus observing a change in public diplomacy. Based on the initial research, three major impacts surrounding these tools have been discovered and further research is proposed.

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The Age of Advanced Communication: Impacts of Superpower Disinformation on U.S. Public Diplomacy

Questions of Technology & Space Competition

The age of advanced technology is among us. Beginning in the 1430s with the invention of the printing press, innovations such as the telegraph, radio, television, and the internet have changed the channels of communication, foreign and domestic, forever. Much of the previous research dominating the field of United States foreign policy focuses upon the age of disinformation. Some research pieces surrounding the impacts of communication tools on public diplomacy are outdated as technology is constantly changing. Rather, an up-to-date, comprehensive study of the shifting public diplomacy and media strategies due to these advanced communication tools would paint a thorough picture. This historical, qualitative research uses past events of disinformation through advanced communication tools in order to define the change in United States societal behavior, thus observing a change in public diplomacy. Based on the initial research, three major impacts surrounding these tools have been discovered and further research is proposed.