Countering Disinformation: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Policymakers
Monday, September 10, 2018 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
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.
- 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