In the downward media spiral of Trump World, who is wagging who?
Lies and disinformation have tidal effects, and we need to understand that the president is being led by disinformation as much as he is driving it.
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Election Day: Seeing the Whirlwind Ahead
We’re up against it. It’s Election Day, everyone is wound tight, and pretty much everyone looking at potential threat intelligence anticipates at least moderate unrest that could stretch from Election [...]
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Joe Biden isn’t doom-scrolling America, and probably you shouldn’t either
So, here we are, a few weeks out from Election Day 2020, early voting already well underway — and pretty much everything that every disinformation watcher warned you was going [...]
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Understanding “Sow Discord”
We need to avoid the self-fulfilling prophecy of political violence during and after the election.
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Debate night prep: How to deal with misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories during the first…
I think we can all agree that there are a lot of pretty stupid things that politicians say and pretty stupid theories that politicians repeat that we can mostly just [...]
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Current IO Topics: Disinformation and conspiracy theories are impacting decisions of governance. Call them out.
I think we can all agree that there are a lot of pretty stupid things that politicians say and pretty stupid theories that politicians repeat that we can mostly just [...]
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Current IO Topics: AG Bill Barr was seeding narrative the Trump campaign will rely on…
It is important to evaluate interviews like AG Bill Barr's one not just in the context of fact-checking or as truth or not. These interviews construct narrative that will guide [...]
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Current Information Operation Topics: US intelligence is finally figuring out how to communicate with the…
You’ve probably seen messages that claim to provide evidence that busloads of “out of state” looters, rioters, and members of antifa are coming to burn down your town or city. [...]
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What lessons haven’t we learned since 2016? Lesson 6: The war on history isn’t about…
The weeks leading up to Independence Day 2020 were a truly bizarre period in American public discourse, with an intense period of discussion about racial inequality and police violence sliding [...]
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What lessons haven’t we learned since 2016? Lesson 5: Are YOU Disinfo?
We need to be more aware of whether and when our own posts are feeding narratives being pushed by adversaries and malign actors, what that means, and what we should [...]
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