Do’s, Don’ts & Dangers in the Information Age

Date: 
24th March 2017
Event location/address: 
2200 Rayburn House Office Building 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515*

This discussion is organised jointly with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).

In today’s information space, spreading fake news is as easy as a ‘Like,’ ‘Tweet’ or ‘Share.’ While the concept of disinformation and state-sponsored propaganda is still new to many Americans, it is all too familiar to U.S. allies on NATO’s frontline, where the Kremlin has field-tested subversive techniques for decades. How can press officers and strategic communications practitioners spot false stories and identify trolls or “bot” techniques in social media? What are the emerging do’s, don’t and dangers of the information age? Join us for a discussion with leading experts from the Center for European Policy Analysis and NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence on threats and remedies from the information frontier.

Speakers

Edward Lucas, Senior Vice President, Center for European Policy Analysis

Jānis Sārts, Director, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence

Rolf Fredheim, Data Analyst, Technical and Scientific Development Branch, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence

Moderator:

A. Wess Mitchell, President, Center for European Policy Analysis

If you would like to participate, please respond to Milda Boyce by March 21, 2017 at milda [dot] boyce [at] cepa [dot] org or 202-551-9200. We hope you can join us.