Information Manipulation

Information Manipulation2023-05-15T14:06:01-04:00

Authoritarian regimes and their proxies use social media, other online information platforms, and traditional media to attempt to shape global and domestic narratives; to sow chaos and confusion in democracies; and to undermine democratic processes. Find ASD’s work on the many ways malign actors manipulate information to interfere in democracies, including by spreading disinformation, on this page.

The Tweet Is Coming from Inside the House

In Erdoğan’s Turkey, anti-government trolls get arrested, while pro-government trolls get paychecks.  Social media has become a major source of information for Turkish people, thanks in large part to the Turkish government’s strict control of tradit [...]

May 11, 2023|By |

Russia Didn’t Know How to Frame the Discord Leaks

Overview On April 13, the FBI arrested Jack Teixeira for his alleged involvement in leaking hundreds of classified documents. Teixeira, a member of the Air National Guard, reportedly shared the US intelligence assessments with his friends over the c [...]

April 20, 2023|By |

ASD at GMF Launches Information Integrity Map

At this week’s Summit for Democracy, governments are expected to address how important countering disinformation and securing access to independent media are to democracy’s survival. Efforts to build and strengthen information resilience are taking [...]

March 29, 2023|By |
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