On May 13, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence will organise a one day hacking event aimed at coming up with practical methods to detect fake news and biased media online.
Fake news and biased media publishing “alternative facts” has become a problem that internet companies and governments are equally concerned about. Facebook, along with Google, has tried to cut off the financial incentives for fake news purveyors by stopping their advertising networks from being used to sell ads on fake news sites. First Draft News, with partners such as Facebook, Twitter, the Washington Post and BuzzFeed, have launched CrossCheck to...
In today’s information space, spreading fake news is as easy as a ‘Like,’ ‘Tweet’ or ‘Share.’ While NATO is deploying to Europe’s frontline, the Kremlin is field-testing new subversive techniques against Allied forces. What are the new lessons for force protection in the information space? What are the emerging do’s, don’ts and dangers of the information age? Join us for a half day seminar with leading experts from the Center for European Policy Analysis and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence on threats and remedies from the information frontier.
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.
At this event, experts from academia, private sector, government, and media will provide insights and practical recommendations for NATO civilian/military personnel.
The seminar will be a forum where the main issues concerning the evolution of social media will be discussed with high-level experts coming from different fields. This will contribute towards improved awareness of the relevance of social media for Strategic Communications.
How can humour be used as a tool for Strategic Communication? This is the question the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence set out to answer together with a research team lead by Professor Žaneta Ozoliņa.
Researchers created an innovative framework for the analysis of humour as a communication tool and, based on this methodology, they analysed three case studies. The first case study looks at the late-night shows on Perviy Kanal and discreditation of Western political leaders. The second case study analyses KVN (Club of the Merry and Witty), the third looks at use of humour for...
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This conference celebrates the partnership between the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications, King’s College London and NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Riga.
We live in an era of turbulence. Unpredictability stalks the world of geopolitics. States struggle to respond to dynamic transformations that surround them. Insurgent movements seem to have their fingers on the pulse of change. Sovereign borders are breached, cyber systems attacked, and diplomacy seems out of step with the speed of developments...
The NATO StratCom COE invites you to attend the publication event on 8 December at the Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel 1st floor conference room, Jēkaba Street 24, Riga, Latvia
Over the last three years the NATO Strategic Communications COE has continued to research Russia’s influence activities against Ukraine and the West. Our researches concludes that Russia is employing a variety of means and methods both direct and indirect, through a wide range of actors and channels, in a way that affects national security interests. At this event our latest research into this influence will be presented, with a focus on narratives that the Kremlin has been cultivating over a long period in order to achieve its strategic aims.
Building on the success of the inaugural Military Influence Conference in 2015, RUSIs Future Strategic Communications Conference seeks to contribute to developing an understanding of how Strategic Communications can contribute to the increasing centrality of the information environment in contemporary and future conflict. The significance of the information environment has been seen most obviously in Russian activity in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine but it can also be seen in other conflicts around the world. Given that a key to contemporary and future warfare is domination of the narrative and obfuscation of the ‘facts’ on the ground, Strategic Communications whether delivered by governments, militaries or an alliance such as NATO clearly has a significant role to play.
The aim of this seminar is to address current challenges in NATO Strategic Communications and identify solutions and best practice from experienced professionals working in the private sector. This forms part of a project which will develop recommendations on how NATO and the nations can improve their StratCom capabilities and better serve the needs of governments, security and defence institutions.
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