16th June 2020
This discussion, held on 10 June 2020, focused on China's Influence in the Global Information Environment.
5th June 2020
A new publication provides a primer to deepfakes and forecasts their potential future role in online disinformation campaigns. It concludes that while the threat from deepfakes is real, the risks are somewhat narrower than frequently portrayed. It also argues that deepfakes may serve as a distraction, reducing focus on the deeper issues that must be resolved to confront the problems of online disinformation and misinformation.
4th June 2020
This discussion, held on 3 June 2020, focused on elections scheduled, postponed or held in 2020 since the COVID-19 outbreak. Experts discussed how to ensure fair, safe and secure elections amid coronavirus crisis.
27th May 2020
New quarterly Robotrolling report has been published, delving into the role of pro-Kremlin bots in spreading disinformation about COVID-19 throughout March. In our analysis, we identify striking differences between how bots engaged with COVID-19 in the Russian- and English-language information spaces
20th May 2020
NATO StratCom COE has published a new report "Mitigating Disinformation in Southeast Asian Elections: Lessons from Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand." This report offers a regional assessment of current practices in election-related social media manipulation and in the interventions made to defend the integrity of elections from ‘trolls’ and ‘buzzers’ with the aim of mitigating future risks in the global context.
18th May 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented event in almost every way, not least from a strategic communications perspective. Faced with uncertainty about the development of the virus and its impact on society, governments are under enormous pressure to communicate policy initiatives and advice to their publics under extraordinary circumstances.