The Impact of Social Media on International Affairs

The Impact of Social Media on International Affairs

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On this week’s edition of The World Affairs Report, host Anna Harrison is joined by Lieutenant Colonel Shaw Pick from the Eisenhower College Program at the Army War College, located in Carlisle, PA. Together they discuss the impact social media has had on international affairs today, specifically the weaponization of social media by major world powers. Lieutenant Colonel Pick defines what he believes the weaponization of social media really is, applies this definition to the actions of Russia and China, and also elaborates on this so-called era of “fake news”.

Please note Lt Col Pick’s opinions are his own and do not represent official US policy of any agenda.

About Our Guest

Lieutenant Colonel Shaw Pick is a native of Kirkland, Washington. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1993 and has been a United States Army Signal Officer for 21 years, with experience in Airborne and Special Operations assignments which have taken him around the world, including multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He worked in strategic plans for the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan where he led campaign planning efforts for the headquarters from 2011 to 2012. He has received his Masters from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies and is a native speaker of the Syrian Aramaic language.