Essays

Defending Democratic Mechanisms and Institutions against Information Attacks

Professor Henry Farrell and security technologist Bruce Schneier provide policy advice to improve the resilience of democracy against influence attacks. ...

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How Technologists Can Help Counter Misinformation and Other Social Harms

Employees within technology companies have greater leverage to challenge problematic policies and products than it might seem....

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We’ve Diagnosed the Disinformation Problem. Now, What’s the Prescription?

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....

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How Crowdsourcing Can Identify and Debunk Disinformation

News organizations must ensure that the public’s enthusiasm for helping with investigations reinforces our collective responsibility for reliable journalism....

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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."