Dr. Michael O’Brien recalls the misinformation firestorm that ensued on the Mizzou campus following the death of Michael Brown.

By Michael Childers
11/25/2021 • 01:00 PM EST

Dr. Michael O’Brien of Texas A&M University at San Antonio, discusses different types of disinformation, spotting Russian troll accounts, and explains how strategic disinformation can quickly turn racial unrest into a misinformation firestorm, as he recalls his experience as dean of the University of Missouri's College of Arts and Science during the turbulent 2015 protests over the death of Michael Brown.