With the upcoming 2019 federal election quickly approaching, Tiffany Kwok speaks with Director at NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence Mr. Jānis Sārts, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto Dr. Joseph McQuade, and Research Director at the Samara Centre for Democracy Dr. Michael Morden on all issues regarding disinformation.
Tiffany Kwok takes a look at the increasingly sophisticated deepfake technology, and explores the implications of its ease of access.
On March 20th, President Trump stood on the White House lawn and announced the defeat of ISIS while holding two maps that displayed the massive difference in terms of the group’s territorial control before and after the operations of the US-led international coalition. A later sequence of developments on the ground have, unfortunately, shown the […]
The 2016 US election has been a watershed for the rise of conspiracy theories in public discussion and policy. Their popularity will have serious consequences for international politics.
On January 3 2016, Revolting, a BBC 2 sketch-comedy show, released an online skit called, “The Real Housewives of ISIS.” The skit introduces four wives of ISIS fighters, fulfilling their duty as “average” housewives. One scene shows two women awkwardly wearing the same suicide vest. Another depicts a woman chained to her oven, excited […]
Did social media influence the outcome of the American elections? In light of Google, Facebook & Twitter’s recent policy changes, Charlotte Provost explores the role of the internet in divulging information to the public, and its potential influence on the global community.