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The Disconnective Power of Disinformation Campaigns

This paper argues that one of the major purposes of a disinformation campaign is to sustain a discursive conflict between users of social networks. By examining the phenomenon of “unfriending,” the...

Contentious Narratives and Europe: Conspiracy Theories and Strategic Narratives Surrounding RT's Brexit News Coverage

The field of conspiracy theories has previously focused primarily on the role of conspiracy theories in U.S. politics, neglecting the use of conspiracy theories as strategic narratives more broadly....

Dangerous Speech, Anti-Muslim Violence, and Facebook in Myanmar

This article addresses ethical dilemmas concerning freedom of expression and Facebook in a context of religious tension and semi-democratic rule in Myanmar. It begins with a discussion of how...

Digital Marketing In The Disinformation Age

Major social-media companies profess liberal values like global community and democratic participation as primary incentives motivating the design of their platforms and their proposed solutions to...

The Global Organization of Social Media Disinformation Campaigns

  Social media has emerged as a powerful tool for political engagement and expression. However, state actors are increasingly leveraging these platforms to spread computational propaganda and...

The New Global Landscape: Illiberal Regimes and Movements

In the fall of 2016, I returned to the United States from Hungary. As many are now aware, especially following Hungary’s most recent elections, the country is the home of the European Union’s first...

The Future of Indian Deterrence in Space

China has developed an arsenal of counterspace weapons, which is likely to be a threat to Indian assets in space in the event of confrontration on Earth. Rahul Krishna and Radhika Chhabra propose a...

Colombia, A Laboratory For History

Not long ago, Uruguay’s former president Jose Mujica said something that stuck in my mind: “Colombia is a laboratory for history!” In a polarized world facing numerous political disturbances,...

How Big Data is Changing Democracy

Humans now create an extraordinary amount of information every day.1 Unique content, regardless of veracity, is distributed with unprecedented velocity to an ever-growing audience. Individual...

Afghanistan and the International Criminal Court: A Gender Perspective

  On 20 November 2017, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda formally requested judicial authorization to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes...

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