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

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Ukrainian educators find multimedia solution to coronavirus school closures

The Ukrainian Online School initiative was Ukraine's response to the closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic. It featured both online lessons and TV broadcasts to make sure no child was left out.

UkraineAlert by Veronika Selega

Coronavirus Education

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

How Maria Ressa described her fight for press freedom before her conviction

During the Digital Forensic Research Lab’s 360/OS event in June 2018, Ressa described The Philippines, which has some of the highest rates of social-media usage in the world, as “patient zero in the fight [over] fake news.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Disinformation East Asia

Thu, May 28, 2020

Francis in the Financial Post: Time to rein in social media — and Donald Trump

In the News by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Disinformation

Sun, May 24, 2020

Ukraine’s showbiz president shuns mainstream media

Volodymyr Zelenskyy won the Ukrainian presidency with a campaign that positioned him as an everyman alternative to the country's discredited political elite, but a lack of media engagement now risks undermining his democratic credentials.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Gaiduk

Democratic Transitions Internet

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Russian journalists fire back as their Kremlin-picked editor draws a line in the sand

Another source of reliable information for the Russian public is under threat at a time when it’s more needed than ever, with the country looking down the barrel at another sixteen years of Putin’s strongman rule.

New Atlanticist by Doug Klain

Coronavirus Corruption