Online, coordinated disinformation campaigns are growing in scope, scale, and sophistication.
The Oxford Internet Institute has identified active disinformation campaigns in at least 70 countries around the world. Many of these campaigns build on models that have been tested elsewhere. This spread is enabled by Russia, one of the most prolific sponsors of online influence operations. As democracy and governance practitioners, what can we do to better understand and combat this evolving threat?
Join the Technology for Democracy team for a virtual happy hour on Thursday, October 29, at 3:30 PM ET, with Nina Jankowicz, author of the new book “How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict.” Nina will share what she’s learned through her years studying Russian influence operations in Central and Eastern Europe, how these countries coped and countered these operations, what lessons implementers in the DRG space might glean as we face the unprecedented threat of disinformation, and a discount code for the book!
Back by popular demand: After our chat with Nina we’ll have our second-ever virtual happy hour.
RSVP HERE. Zoom call-in details will be shared 48 hours before the event via Eventbrite confirmation.
About our special guest:
Nina Jankowicz is a DC-based writer and analyst with a focus on Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. She is currently serving as Disinformation Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Keenan Institute. Nina’s writing has been published by the New York Times, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed News, Foreign Policy, and has appeared on numerous programs providing insights related to Russian disinformation and the geopolitical challenges of our time.
The Technology for Democracy Happy Hour is organized and hosted by NDI, IRI, IREX, and InterAction.
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