Tag: disinformation

Russian disinformation takes fresh aim at democratic process

     

The techniques used by anti-democratic state and non-state actors to disrupt or influence democratic processes are constantly evolving, says the European Parliamentary Research Service. The use of algorithms, automation and… Read more »

Why disinformation impacts democracies and autocracies differently

     

Democracies are vulnerable to disinformation campaigns that “flood” public debate and disrupt shared understandings of actors and coalitions, in ways that autocracies are not, research suggests. That’s because there are… Read more »

Factory of lies: Russia’s disinformation playbook exposed

     

Authorities on the democratic island of Taiwan say they are battling an influx of disinformation from sources backed by the Chinese Communist Party, ahead of local elections later this month,… Read more »

How to counter democracy’s vulnerability to populist demagogues

     

Jair Bolsonaro’s presidential victory in Brazil is part of a growing trend of authoritarian leaders being democratically elected across the world, notes Latin America expert Pablo Galarce. “[What] has happened… Read more »

A force multiplier for advancing democracy, cybersecurity in the digital age

     

McAfee, a more than 30-year old company traditionally known for is anti-virus software, just became the latest cybersecurity firm to release research into the spread of false information that could influence elections,… Read more »

Facebook ‘war room’ counters disinformation (but tech has corroded democracy)

     

Facebook is reportedly delighted with the performance of its anti-disinformation “war room” during Brazil’s presidential election. But despite Facebook’s stronger and more organized coordination of its effort to improve election-related… Read more »

The ‘Autocracy App’: how social media corrodes democracy

     

In the heady days of the Arab Spring, it was easy to get swept along by such naive good intentions and by the promise of social media as a benevolent… Read more »