Citizens, governments, and tech platforms around the world increasingly struggle to counter influence operations.
We believe that little progress will be made without a spirit of partnership between governments, the tech industry, media, academia, and civil society. Such collaborations are challenging but necessary in order to accomplish the three aims that PCIO believes are vital: to answer difficult policy problems related to influence operations; to find ways to measure the effect of adversarial influence operations; and to develop methods for measurement and evaluation of countermeasures.
Engaging a community of multidisciplinary cross-sector expertise on countering influence operations.
Framing and answering difficult policy problems that require a multidisciplinary cross-sector community to address.
Training people who have influence how to wield it, perhaps through a system of licensing, could raise digital literacy and establish reasons to de-platform violators.
The world’s influence operators are exploiting fear and uncertainty around the coronavirus. It will take discipline and discernment to dodge their traps.
The EU Code of Practice on Disinformation was an important experiment that has now come to an end. But what should follow? Without a renewed focus on stakeholder engagement, efforts could stall, putting everyone at risk of disinformation attacks.
The 2020 U.S. presidential election is playing out in the shadow of disinformation, but few candidates are promising to take action against it.
While increasing media coverage is dedicated to how information is used to influence target audiences, a common terminology for describing these activities is lacking.
It is only a matter of time before maliciously manipulated or fabricated content surfaces of a major presidential candidate in 2020. Here is what every campaign needs to do in advance of a deepfake emergency.
The technology to create sophisticated fake videos—deepfakes—is getting more advanced with serious implications for governments and businesses.
Russia’s election interference reflects a trend that blends premeditation with opportunism. To bolster resilience, countries must urgently share best practices and lessons learned.
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