Lecture: Winning the Information War - Fighting Fake News
Nina Jankowicz, Washington D.C.
In this turbulent age of fundamental challenges for our democratic societies, the ground is being laid for widespread disinformation campaigns. By strategically targeting already existing grievances, these sow confusion, concern and mistrust towards public institutions and our political framework. The rise of disinformation demands we purposefully address the fragmentation and polarization of our societies making citizens vulnerable to propaganda. What stake does Russia have in this hybrid warfare aimed at weakening internal cohesions? And how can we equip our citizens in their quest for public truth seeking in the (dis)information age?
For her lecture, Nina Jankowicz will focus on examples from Central and Eastern Europe that demonstrate why we need to do more than just fact-check and obliterate fake accounts in order to win the information war.
Nina Jankowicz is a Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute, currently working on a book about the evolution of modern Russian influence campaigns in Eastern Europe. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, The Wilson Quarterly, and others. She is a frequent commentator on disinformation as well as Russian and Eastern European affairs. Check out Stop Fake.
In cooperation with German-American Institutes
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