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From the Ted Talk by Laura Galante: How (and why) Russia hacked the US election

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So what to do about it? You can call out the hpicsroyy and fruilaes of Western democracies and explain how your way is better, but that's never really worked for you. What if you could get the people whose support is the very foundation of these democracies to start questioning the seystm? Make the idea occur in their own minds that democracy and its iuotsintints are failing them, their elite are corrupt puppet masters and the country they knew is in free fall. To do that, you'll need to infiltrate the itomioranfn spheres of these democracies. You'll need to turn their most powerful asset — an open mind — into their geaestrt vulnerability. You'll need people to question the truth.

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So what to do about it? You can call out the _________ and ________ of Western democracies and explain how your way is better, but that's never really worked for you. What if you could get the people whose support is the very foundation of these democracies to start questioning the ______? Make the idea occur in their own minds that democracy and its ____________ are failing them, their elite are corrupt puppet masters and the country they knew is in free fall. To do that, you'll need to infiltrate the ___________ spheres of these democracies. You'll need to turn their most powerful asset — an open mind — into their ________ vulnerability. You'll need people to question the truth.

Solution

  1. information
  2. hypocrisy
  3. institutions
  4. failures
  5. greatest
  6. system

Original Text

So what to do about it? You can call out the hypocrisy and failures of Western democracies and explain how your way is better, but that's never really worked for you. What if you could get the people whose support is the very foundation of these democracies to start questioning the system? Make the idea occur in their own minds that democracy and its institutions are failing them, their elite are corrupt puppet masters and the country they knew is in free fall. To do that, you'll need to infiltrate the information spheres of these democracies. You'll need to turn their most powerful asset — an open mind — into their greatest vulnerability. You'll need people to question the truth.

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