How did we lose the global battle against disinformation and what we can do about it?
False narratives. Alternative facts. Fake news. Whatever you want to call it, today’s global power players are increasingly weaponizing disinformation—and democracies are proving not to be very good at fighting it.
Richard Stengel, the former editor of Time and an Under Secretary of State in the Obama administration, gives an eye-opening talk about the ideas explored in his new book, Information Wars. Join him for an urgent talk about how we must find a way to combat this ever-growing threat to democracy.
He reveals how ISIS used disinformation to spread its message of jihadism; how the Russians launched a tsunami of disinformation around the annexation of Crimea—a scheme that became a model for their interference in the 2016 presidential election; and how disinformation has been used to weaponize the grievances of Americans who feel left out by modernism.