‘Conformation Bias’: Political Tribalism as a Driver of Disinformation ‘Conformation Bias’: Political Tribalism as a Driver of Disinformation
‘Conformation Bias’: Political Tribalism as a Driver of Disinformation
January 15, 2019
By Peter Kreko Those who study disinformation as a phenomenon often view persistent belief in propaganda and conspiracy theories as a kind of individual information-processing error: a consequence of personal cognitive failings and shortcomings. And, of course, cognitive factors such as superficiali ...
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Troll Up Your Sleeves: Using Research to Uncover State-Sponsored Harassment Online Troll Up Your Sleeves: Using Research to Uncover State-Sponsored Harassment Online
Troll Up Your Sleeves: Using Research to Uncover State-Sponsored Harassment Online
January 10, 2019
By Nick Monaco The abuse of modern telecommunications technologies by governments is capturing headlines the world over: the 2017 Cambridge Analytica scandal, for example, helped put digital disinformation squarely on the public agenda. But state-sponsored trolling—a new form of human rights abuse u ...
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The Evolution of China’s Belt and Road: A Conversation with Nadège Rolland The Evolution of China’s Belt and Road: A Conversation with Nadège Rolland
The Evolution of China's Belt and Road: A Conversation with Nadège Rolland
January 8, 2019
In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Nadège Rolland traces the trajectory of China’s Belt and Road Initiative since its launch in 2013, with a particular emphasis on understanding Beijing’s priorities and the underlying strategic objectives accompanying its marketed emphasis on o ...
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New Frontiers in Digital Censorship: A Conversation with Glenn Tiffert New Frontiers in Digital Censorship: A Conversation with Glenn Tiffert
New Frontiers in Digital Censorship: A Conversation with Glenn Tiffert
December 13, 2018
In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Glenn Tiffert explores how structural and technological shifts in the global information environment—enabled by algorithms, artificial intelligence, and private sector hosting services—are creating new opportunities for authoritarian regimes s ...
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