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Kathleen Hall Jamieson: On ‘Cyberwar,’ Russian Hackers and Trolls

In a number of media appearances and interviews, Annenberg Public Policy Center Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson has discussed the roles that Russian hackers and trolls played in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as detailed in her new book, “Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President,” published in October by Oxford University Press.


On December 30, CNN’s Brian Stelter spoke with Jamieson on Reliable Sources.

Jamieson appeared on “Morning Joe” on December 18, 2018, to discuss the release of reports from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian disinformation using social media.

PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff spoke with Jamieson on November 1, 2018, to discuss the research presented in “Cyberwar,” including Jamieson’s conclusion that it is “highly probable” that Russian interference helped to swing the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump. Click here or watch the clip below.


Jamieson appeared on the BBC News show “Beyond 100 Days,” speaking with Katty Kay and Christian Fraser on October 31. Watch a clip from the program below.


On October 28, CNN’s Reliable Sources featured Jamieson, who discussed the tone of politics following a week in which an armed gunman killed worshipers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and a Florida man was arrested on charges he sent pipe bombs to a dozen of the president’s political opponents. Jamieson said: “Let’s stop calling other people evil, and let’s stop assuming that people are trying to destroy us when in fact they are not.” Watch the clip:


In October, Jamieson appeared on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and “Morning Joe.” Watch the clip from Andrea Mitchell Reports:


On “Morning Joe,” Jamieson spoke with hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, BBC journalist Katty Kay, The Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand, and Washington Post investigative reporter Bob Woodward for the segment “Did link between Russian bank, Trump campaign exist?” MSNBC also published an excerpt from “Cyberwar.” See the following clip with a segment from “Morning Joe” and a discussion of Jamieson’s book on the Russian network RT’s program “Cross Talk.”

Jamieson’s analysis of the 2016 election in “Cyberwar” has also been cited by Hillary Clinton, both at the Atlantic Festival and on the podcast Recode Decode. (Read the transcript here.)


Jamieson spoke with NPR’s Michel Martin on October 27 about Trump’s rhetoric. Click here to read the transcript, and listen below:

Jamieson talked with Diane Rehm on October 9 about how Russia influenced the 2016 election – listen to the audio here. She also discussed the findings of “Cyberwar” with WNYC’s Alison Stewart on “Learning from Hacking,” the October 8th episode of All of It.

On October 3, Jamieson was a guest on KCRW’s To the Point, speaking with host Warren Olney.

Print and other highlights

“Cyberwar” and Jamieson’s work have been picked up and reviewed by a number of other news outlets: