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 »