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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Ahead of the 2020 US elections, the disinformation threat is more domestic than foreign

Three top journalists and editors working at the intersection of national security, technology, and elections discussed the challenges they’re facing on a daily basis with the conspiracy theories, misinformation, and lies percolating online ahead of the US elections.

Elections 2020 by Larry Luxner

Civil Society Disinformation

Sun, Aug 30, 2020

The infowar behind the Belarus revolution

Belarusians have managed to outmaneuver the heavy-handed efforts of dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka to silence the protest movement, but now they must also overcome a Kremlin-run infowar.

UkraineAlert by Franak Viačorka

Belarus Democratic Transitions
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Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Why a well-intended ‘Digital Platform Agency’ may not fit our global, networked world

Ultimately, when considering the reality that "Statutes and Regulatory Models Adopted for the Industrial Era are Insufficient for the Realities of the Internet Era", any solutions must consider where the metaphoric puck is going vs. where the puck is.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Digital Policy

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Evolving news media landscapes in India and Pakistan: Implications for regional peace and stability

India and Pakistan recognize the utility of the press in contemporary conflicts, and seek to deploy it as an offensive weapon in a larger information war. Both countries have utilized digital, print, and broadcast media to shape international perceptions and public opinion domestically.

Report by Fatima Salman

India Media

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Warrick and Durkovich quoted in the Washington Post on the Future of DHS Project

Thomas Warrick and Caitlin Durkovich—directors of the Future of DHS Project—were quoted in this Washington Post article on the mission of the Department of Homeland Security. Refocusing DHS's mission on nonmilitary threats to the homeland is a key recommendation of the Key Findings and Recommendations published by the project.

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Allen and Rodriquez in Foreign Policy: The US government needs to regulate social media

Army intelligence officer T.S. Allen and Scowcroft Center Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez argue that Washington has a unique responsibility to protect social media and prevent election interference.

In the News by Stephen Rodriguez

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

How fake news helped hide Soviet genocide in Ukraine

Stalin’s man-made famine in 1930s Ukraine ranks as one of the worst crimes of the twentieth century but it remains relatively unknown. The new movie "Mr. Jones" seeks to counter decades of disinformation.

UkraineAlert by Georgiy Kent

Disinformation Media

Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Russia is quietly occupying Ukraine’s information space

Viktor Medvedchuk is Ukraine's leading pro-Kremlin politician and a personal friend of Vladimir Putin. Medvedchuk's expanding media empire is sparking concerns over Russian influence in Ukraine's information space.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

US government broadcasters have long advanced the cause of freedom. Now they’re under threat.

One of the most effective tools for explaining America and its best values to the world may vanish. But you don’t advance freedom by dismantling free institutions or a free press. You advance it by empowering them.

New Atlanticist by Josh Lipsky, Daniel Fried

Europe & Eurasia Media

Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Ukraine’s coronavirus cases are surging – can the media tackle public complacency?

Ukraine has relaxed coronavirus lockdown restrictions but the country is now reporting record infection rates. Can the media learn the lessons of the past three months and help prevent public complacency?

UkraineAlert by Nataliya Gumenyuk

Coronavirus Media