Essays

Misinformation is a Problem of Supply and Demand

We need to upgrade the supply of journalism, but we also need to upgrade ourselves, at scale. People need to understand how news works, how to share with integrity, how to be skeptical. We need to increase news fluency....

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How Building Data Protection Regimes Can Counter Disinformation

Data protection laws and regulations can help to shield consumer data used in computational propaganda from use and abuse....

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Deepfakes will challenge public trust in what’s real. Here’s how to defuse them.

As we prepare for the first wave of malicious synthetic media, face-swaps and deceptive audio, there is a concrete opportunity to be prepared in a way many people were not for the waves of deception in the last five years. ...

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The Future of Disinformation – and how to stop it

It took a decade for the dark side of social media and ubiquitous mobile devices to become apparent. What dangers loom in the decade ahead?...

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Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier

Professor & Technologist

"The perception of security is at least as important as the reality of security, and any defenses against information attacks need to address both."

Claire Wardle

Chair of First Draft News

"There is little we can do to prevent people creating or publishing disinformation. But those of us who use social media can take action to slow down its spread by becoming more aware of what we share."

Reneé DiResta

Policy Director, Data for Democracy

"2018 was the year of exposing and quantifying manipulation in its various forms. 2019 has to be the year that we take significant steps to mitigate the systemic problems that enable it."