Tag: disinformation

Democratic resilience demands tackling disinformation

     

  For @NewYorker, I surveyed the world of Russian trolls, disinfo, and active measures: such threats exist, but to “exaggerate their prevalence and potency” risks providing “an overly convenient explanation… Read more »

How to counter disinformation’s deadly fallout

     

  Deepfakes, big data, and virtual reality—our working paper by @samuelwoolley @katie_joseff addresses how these emerging technologies may interact with the psychological factors that drive the demand for disinformation https://t.co/BzAyJs5VE4… Read more »

Europe’s resourceful civil society a powerful tool for fighting disinformation

     

Lithuania’s elves (above) are just one branch of a surprisingly complex and creative network across Europe that is combating disinformation from local sources, Russia, and elsewhere, says Thomas Kent, a… Read more »

‘When the World Wasn’t Looking’: An inflection point for democracy?

     

From anti-science conspiracy theories to state-sponsored disinformation, the United Nations warns that an “infodemic” of half-truths and falsehoods is undermining the effort to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. How is social… Read more »

China’s propaganda aims to obscure ‘crime against humanity’?

     

China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, has used the coronavirus pandemic to shore up his political power at home, but the tools the Communist Party has exploited to do this are threatening… Read more »