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  • Podcast: When facts can’t help
    Democracy is reliant on facts, but fact-checking no longer seem to dispel misleading information. As a prelude to next week’s Disinfo 2020: Prepping the Press conference, Kyle Pope, editor and publish… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Disinfo Redux
    Disinformation is not new. Wherever there has been power, there has been a struggle for narrative control. The stakes are high: when successful, political actors can construct an information system th… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Documentary groups challenge Trump’s social media vetting in court
    In 2015, the Obama administration assembled an immigration task force to assess the effectiveness, as a national security measure, of screening visa applicants’ social media accounts. In February 2017… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • The Rise and Fall of Facts
    In his 1964 Harper’s Magazine article on fact-checking, “There Are 00 Trees in Russia,” Otto Friedrich related the story of an unnamed magazine correspondent who had been assigned a profile of Egyptia… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Top Secret
    In early 2017, the United States government released findings from an investigation showing that Russian president Vladimir Putin, a former KGB operative, had ordered an unprecedented “influence campa… (Click on article title to continue reading)