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Scott Ruston is an expert in strategic communication, disinformation, media studies and linguistics. His research focuses on analysis of propaganda and information operations in so-called Gray Zone operations, as well as narrative-based interventions influencing attitude, belief and behavior in organizational culture.

Professor Ruston is a research scientist with ASU’s Global Security Initiative where he leads the GSI’s Narrative, Disinformation and Strategic Influence research pillar. Ruston has applied his expertise in narrative theory and media studies to a variety of counter violent extremism.

Additionally, he is a member of ASU’s Center for Strategic Communication where he focuses on the socio-cultural dimensions of the information domain.

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"There is freedom of expression and freedom of speech. The rights, however, are in the constitution. The protection from the government restricting that speech."

— Scott Ruston, Fox 10