32 min

Under Attack: Malign Influence & Disinformation Democracy! The Podcast

    • Government

"[I]f we want to protect our own democracy and our own security we need to be alert to the fact that we are subject to these [malign influence and disinformation] campaigns, even if we can't quite see them or trace their finger prints." Dan Twining, President, The International Republican Institute.
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Key Links
https://www.democracyspeaks.org/blog/iri-communications-experts-provide-vital-support-during-challenging-times (IRI Communications Experts Provide Vital Support During Challenging Times)
NDI Presidential Election Reports: https://www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/NDI%20Ukraine%20Local%20Elections%20Statement%20-%20October%202020%20-%20ENG%20final_v3.pdf (2019 first round), https://www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/NDI%20Ukraine%20-%20April%2021%202019%20Second%20Round%20Presidential%20Election%20-%20Election%20Observation%20Statment%20-%20Final%20ENG%20v2.pdf (2019 second round), https://www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/NDI%20Ukraine%20-%20July%2021%202019%20Parliamentary%20Election%20Observation%20Statment%20-%20ENG%20vf.pdf (2019 parliamentary election), https://www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/NDI%20Ukraine%20Local%20Elections%20Statement%20-%20October%202020%20-%20ENG%20final_v3.pdf (2020 local election )
https://counteringdisinformation.org/ (The CEPPS Countering Disinformation Guide)
https://www.cepps.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Ecuador-1.pdf (Countering Disinformation in Ecuador )

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While the explosive growth of digital and social media has skyrocketed to universal access over the past several years, nations with nefarious intent, including Russia and China, can now sow seeds of chaos and confusion more easily than ever.
In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, we’ll focus on the threat malign influence and disinformation present to stable societies and democracies everywhere.
We’ll start in the ancient land of Armenia, where twin crises collided last year, ushering in never before seen levels of nefarious interference.
Then we’ll take a look at Ukraine, where teams combated malign influence online during three sets of elections.
And finally, the President of the International Republican Institute shares his perspective on the crippling effect foreign nations have when their bad intentions infiltrate the public information space, and how you can protect yourself from falling prey.

Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award.
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Follow https://twitter.com/cepps (CEPPS on Twitter).
http://cepps.org/podcast (Democracy! The Podcast) is hosted by CEPPS and Adrienne Ross.
This podcast has been produced by the http://cepps.org (Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening) through the Global Elections and Political Transitions award and is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the https://www.usaid.gov/ (United States Agency for International Development.)
Opinions expressed here are those of the host and the guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the US Government. This show is produced by https://twitter.com/evoterra (Evo Terra) and https://simpler.media (Simpler Media).


This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

"[I]f we want to protect our own democracy and our own security we need to be alert to the fact that we are subject to these [malign influence and disinformation] campaigns, even if we can't quite see them or trace their finger prints." Dan Twining, President, The International Republican Institute.
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Key Links
https://www.democracyspeaks.org/blog/iri-communications-experts-provide-vital-support-during-challenging-times (IRI Communications Experts Provide Vital Support During Challenging Times)
NDI Presidential Election Reports: https://www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/NDI%20Ukraine%20Local%20Elections%20Statement%20-%20October%202020%20-%20ENG%20final_v3.pdf (2019 first round), https://www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/NDI%20Ukraine%20-%20April%2021%202019%20Second%20Round%20Presidential%20Election%20-%20Election%20Observation%20Statment%20-%20Final%20ENG%20v2.pdf (2019 second round), https://www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/NDI%20Ukraine%20-%20July%2021%202019%20Parliamentary%20Election%20Observation%20Statment%20-%20ENG%20vf.pdf (2019 parliamentary election), https://www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/NDI%20Ukraine%20Local%20Elections%20Statement%20-%20October%202020%20-%20ENG%20final_v3.pdf (2020 local election )
https://counteringdisinformation.org/ (The CEPPS Countering Disinformation Guide)
https://www.cepps.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Ecuador-1.pdf (Countering Disinformation in Ecuador )

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While the explosive growth of digital and social media has skyrocketed to universal access over the past several years, nations with nefarious intent, including Russia and China, can now sow seeds of chaos and confusion more easily than ever.
In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, we’ll focus on the threat malign influence and disinformation present to stable societies and democracies everywhere.
We’ll start in the ancient land of Armenia, where twin crises collided last year, ushering in never before seen levels of nefarious interference.
Then we’ll take a look at Ukraine, where teams combated malign influence online during three sets of elections.
And finally, the President of the International Republican Institute shares his perspective on the crippling effect foreign nations have when their bad intentions infiltrate the public information space, and how you can protect yourself from falling prey.

Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award.
-----
Follow https://twitter.com/cepps (CEPPS on Twitter).
http://cepps.org/podcast (Democracy! The Podcast) is hosted by CEPPS and Adrienne Ross.
This podcast has been produced by the http://cepps.org (Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening) through the Global Elections and Political Transitions award and is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the https://www.usaid.gov/ (United States Agency for International Development.)
Opinions expressed here are those of the host and the guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the US Government. This show is produced by https://twitter.com/evoterra (Evo Terra) and https://simpler.media (Simpler Media).


This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

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