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Thursday, November 23 • 09:15 - 09:40
Disinformation online: fakes, lies, bots and bullies

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The irony of the Information Age is that it has created more channels for disinformation than ever before. Hostile actors have a huge range of options to draw on as they look for ways to spread instability, deception and influence. Governments can use official statements, state-run media, unofficial websites, subservient “experts”, deniable internet trolls and massive botnets to spread their messages. How do they fit together, how do they work, and how can they be exposed?

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Ben Nimmo

Ben Nimmo analyses disinformation, fake news, bots and online influence campaigns for the Digital Forensic Research Lab at the Atlantic Council think-tank, based in Washington, DC. He is a former travel writer and wire journalist, and from 2011-14 he worked as a press officer at NATO... Read More →

Thursday November 23, 2017 09:15 - 09:40 SAST
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