Tag: fake news

Weaponization of information ‘mutating at alarming speed’

     

Communication has been weaponized, used to provoke, mislead and influence the public in numerous insidious ways, argues Sophia Ignatidou, an academy fellow at Chatham House, researching AI, digital communication and… Read more »

Why real ‘fake news’ threatens democracy

     

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg welcomed government regulation of content on the Internet in several areas, including “election integrity.” Around the world, there are increasing concerns that “fake news” threatens democracy,… Read more »

Combating Disinformation: The Case for Stepping Up the Fight Online

     

  Social media firms should establish “specialized Russian-focused teams” staffed with experts in Russian language, culture, and internet practices, according to a new report. “Combating Russian Disinformation: The Case for… Read more »

Russia’s political warfare blunders have galvanized Europe’s democracies

     

The Kremlin’s disinformation playbook is readily deployed when it comes to crisis management abroad. But it is also saturation bombing their citizens and others beyond their borders, with false narratives… Read more »

Diluting disinformation: ‘no quick fixes’

     

A new EU fake news initiative will recommend engaging with social media companies to agree and enforce a new code of practice on fake news or disinformation, reports suggest: The… Read more »