October 23, 2018

New technologies have for centuries been abused to serve those in power, in part because abuses can be difficult to detect and stop in real time. 

“A number of cases throughout history suggest that breakthrough technology is often followed by a period of conflict over the impact in the way it is used….Disinformation is an adaptive challenge. It existed in hieroglyphics in caves and will exist in 1,000 years via whatever humans are using to communicate at that point.”

— Graham Brookie, director and managing editor of the Digital Forensic Research Lab within the Atlantic Council