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Countering Disinformation: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Policymakers

September 10, 2018 • 3:00 – 4:30 pm EDT

With the growth of social media, disinformation has become an increasingly potent political tool. State and non-state actors from various countries, among them Russia and China, have become adept at manufacturing and spreading disinformation or using covert campaigns to influence public perception and political outcomes in democratic countries around the world. Responding to this threat requires policy makers to integrate insights from different countries and from academic fields that are too often siloed, including communications, computer science, and social psychology.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Event Partners

Jeffrey Mankoff
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program

Joshua Eisenman

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Jakub Janda

Director, European Values Think Tank (Prague)

Saiph Savage

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Director, Human Computer Interaction Laboratory, West Virginia University

Tabea Wilke

Founder and CEO, Botswatch