News

14th October 2020
We have published a new report "Clarifying Digital Terms", created by the NATO StratCom COE Terminology Working Group. The purpose of this glossary is to encourage the use of precise and simple language that bridges the terminological divide between policymakers, soldiers, tech companies, academics, and programmers. It is at the intersection of their respective fields, that digitalisation’s potential for positive change as well as ensuing challenges can be recognised and addressed. Sharing a common vocabulary is the first step.
31st August 2020
Robotrolling is a quarterly report by the NATO StratCom COE about automation in social media that has been published since 2017. New quarterly Robotrolling report looks at the deleted account dataset published by Twitter in June 2020. First, we compare our list of previously identified bot accounts with those published by Twitter. Second, we evaluate Twitter’s capacity for combatting inauthentic activity on its platform, concluding that rates of identification, suspension, and deletion of accounts are unnecessarily slow.
7th August 2020
We have created a playlist with all of the presentations from "Digital Communication Strategies" that took place in Riga, 30 October 2019. Enjoy watching!
7th July 2020
This event addressed how Russia uses military exercises as means to achieve information dominance and maintain its geopolitical, military and political objectives. We analysed key messages Russia is trying to convey to different audiences and what the impact of these messages is on European security and the European information environment.
18th June 2020
We are looking for a full-time, creative and innovative team player, capable of exploiting computer and networking power to investigate current and exciting phenomena in fields of communications.
18th June 2020
We are looking for a well-organized specialist who is ready to help us in everything from scheduling a meeting to producing a high-level international conference.
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.