On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Nina Jankowicz [Twitter], the disinformation fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for Scholars and the author of a new book out this week, How To Lose The Information War (I.B. Tauris, 2020):
Since the start of the Trump era, the United States and the Western world has finally begun to wake up to the threat of online warfare and the attacks from Russia. The question no one seems to be able to answer is: what can the West do about it?
Central and Eastern European states, however, have been aware of the threat for years. Nina Jankowicz has advised these governments on the front lines of the information war. The lessons she learnt from that fight, and from her attempts to get US congress to act, make for essential reading.
Nina also recently had published Facebook Groups Are Destroying America (‘They’re built for privacy and community—and that’s what makes them dangerous’), Wired, June 17, 2020.
See also : Anatomy of a Russian ‘Troll Factory’ News Site, Aric Toler, bellingcat, June 8, 2018 | News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900–1945, Heidi Tworek, Harvard University Press, 2019.
4.30pm, Thursday, July 9, 2020 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website