En novembre 2018, l’Assemblé nationale française adoptait La loi contre la manipulation de l’information. La France suivait alors les traces de l’Allemagne en se dotant d’une loi sur la désinformation adaptée aux plateformes sociales du 21e siècle. En fait, la loi française qui a été adoptée était une mise à jour, une adaptation aux nouvelles réalités Read More…
Author: Thomas Turmel
Disinformation in Warfare: American PsyOps and the Lord’s Resistance Army
Examining the use of information in warfare to combat the LRA in Central Africa, Thomas Turmel suggests that the pen may be mightier than the sword.
Hiding Truth at All Costs: Revisiting the Chernobyl Disaster
This week, Thomas Turmel examines how Soviet authorities try to hide the Chernobyl disaster and why authoritarian states have the tendency to hide the unpleasant truth.
The Wuhan Hospital Timelapse: Anatomy of a Successful Influence Operation
This week, Thomas Turmel examines why the viral video of the construction of Wuhan’s Huoshenshan Hospital is an example of biased content spread by China and what made the timelapse so popular.
One Event, Two Headlines: Media Bias in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
With the last episode of Israeli-Gaza violence seemingly behind us, Thomas Turmel examines how the narrative surrounding a violent incident in East Jerusalem was manipulated both by the Times of Israel and Al Jazeera to present a bias view of the events.
The Tweet that launched an airstrike: Is social media a new weapon in the Israel-Palestine conflict?
Disinformation and social media are increasingly used in tandem during conflicts. Thomas Turmel examines a potential ploy by the Israeli forces to lure Hamas fighters into their fighting position to then launch strikes on them with a Tweet.
Disinformation and Social Media: A Mutually Reinforcing and Iconic Duo
Since social media is the most prominent medium for disinformation campaigns aimed at Western audiences, Thomas Turmel examines the reasons behind this conscious choice made by foreign actors that reaches Canadians right in their homes.
Russian Disinformation and Social Movements: An Explosive Cocktail
With increasing foreign influence on social media, Thomas Turmel examines how Russia tries to influence social movements to pursue its political objectives and how to protect against this undue influence.