It's easy to edit video of public figures to make them appear asleep, confused, drunk or cognitively impaired when they are not. The technique is being used to undermine Joe Biden's campaign.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: artificial-intelligence deep-learning fake-news donald-trump video disinformation joe-biden democracy elections trump-2020
Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: social-media cybersecurity china disinformation gdpr data-privacy technology privacy censorship free-speech authoritarian-regimes tiktok us-china-relations wechat first-amendment dissent dissidents
Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs – lessons from the pandemic
Many people who participate in disinformation campaigns are unwitting accomplices and much of the information they spread is accurate, which makes it all the harder to identify the campaigns.
July 23, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: social-media covid-19 pandemic disinformation misinformation cold-war soviet-union propaganda
A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.
June 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media computer-science covid-19 algorithm twitter bots facebook disinformation instagram hackers distrust media-literacy authoritarian-regimes russian-trolls divisive-politics internet-research-agency
Analysts in public health, politics, and technology discuss the “pandemic” of COVID-19 misinformation being shared around the world.
Tags: media harvard-kennedy-school health-medicine world-health-organization ashish-jha christina-pazzanese christopher-robichaud disinformation harvard-chan-school joan-donovan misinformation shorenstein-center tara-setmayer united-nations vish-viswanath
Social media companies are taking steps to tamp down coronavirus misinformation – but they can do more
Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.
March 30, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: public-health social-media covid-19 coronavirus fake-news pandemic twitter google bots facebook disinformation misinformation new-coronavirus world-health-organization-who cdc youtube instagram whatsapp
Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.
March 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: public-health internet-of-things covid-19 coronavirus cybersecurity internet pandemic disinformation misinformation supply-chains new-coronavirus censorship cyber-law ransomware internet-policy
A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
March 20, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: european-union-eu spain twitter europe facebook deepfakes disinformation misinformation australia india france new-zealand indonesia russia united-kingdom malaysia information-warfare social-media-and-democracy russian-information-warfare christchurch-call
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