Public Opinion

Iran to open lawsuit against US sanctions at ICJ

Iranian Influence Operation Targets Internet Users Around the World

A Reuters analysis published on Tuesday concluded that Iran employs a sophisticated network of websites and social media accounts to influence public opinion around the world, much as Russia does. The Iranian effort is structured similarly to Russia’s influence operation, and is “significantly bigger than previously identified.”

The Associated Press

When Pollsters Lie to Voters About the Iran Deal, They Support It

A series of polls makes the case that voters support President Barack Obama’s Iran deal, despite the objections of Republicans in Congress. The latest is the Quinnipiac swing state poll, which finds that voters in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia support a deal with Iran by a 3-to-1 margin. They also support letting Congress decide by a 3-to-1 margin, so the case against the administration’s position is solid. But the poll’s support for the deal is entirely dependent on bad wording that covers up what is actually going on.