in this issue:
The Disinformation Vaccination
– Nina Jankowicz
While many have woken up to the realities of Russian disinformation, responding to Moscow and censuring social media cannot be the end of the story. Instead, the U.S. should take a long, hard look in the mirror and invest in its own citizens.
'Fake News' from Washington Echoes in a Baku Jail Cell
– Alex Raufoglu
For a journalist struggling to survive in an authoritarian society, President Trump’s “fake news” rebuke is bitingly ironic – and translates into real-life danger. Here is an exclusive telling of Mehman Aliyev’s story.
Putin's Postmodern War with the West
– Patryk Babiracki
It may not look like war, but perhaps it should. Russia’s interference in American democracy proves that popular conception of the term needs to be updated – and failure to do so could increase U.S. susceptibility.
For Ukraine’s Wartime Fact-Checkers, the Battle Rages On
– Lydia Tomkiw
From the fabricated crucifixion of a toddler to claims of fascist rule, Russia’s war in Ukraine continues not only on the battlefield, but in the information sphere. So, too, does the work of StopFake, a team that has seen Moscow develop the tools it has exported westward.
In Colombia, a WhatsApp Campaign against *Posverdad*
– Pablo Medina Uribe
Tendrils of disinformation, extending through a popular social media platform, impacted one of the most crucial votes in Colombia’s history. In response, one news organization decided to fight disinformation by appropriating the same app that spread it.