Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Countering misinformation in an expanding media landscape

In the News by Atlantic Council

Related Experts: David Bray, R “Ray” Wang,

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Misinformation in the public sphere is nothing new. Since the dawn of print media and politics, spreading false messages to sway the population has been a political technique. However, with the advent of the Internet, where information is democratized, misinformation has exploded compared to analog or print misinformation of the past. Dr. David Bray, Director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, and other expert panelists considered the changing media landscape and people-centered ways to counter misinformation on a DisrupTV episode hosted by Mr. R “Ray” Wang and Mr. Vala Afshar of Constellation Research.

Watch the episode to hear Dr. Bray’s full discussion about the challenges of countering misinformation online and how we can address these issues together as an open societies.

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