• Protecting ‘cognitive security’

    Pukhraj Singh     |      October 4, 2021

    Australia and other democratic nations must do more to protect their societies from foreign propaganda designed to foment conflict and conspiracies.

  • The case for a ‘disinformation CERN’

    Anastasia Kapetas     |      May 22, 2021

    The scale and reach of the disinformation problem is now so vast that only research cooperation across the democratic world can address the shared threat to our societies.

  • Disinformation threatens evidence-based policy making

    Gillian Savage     |      March 1, 2021

    The prime minister says the public service needs to focus on ‘getting the right data, the right evidence, and the right reporting’. More importantly, a reliable evidence base supports a sharper focus on long-term thinking and planning.

  • Countering China’s disinformation campaigns

    Yan Bennett     |      January 29, 2021

    China uses state-owned media outlets and social media to spread disinformation on Covid-19 and other current issues to discredit Western nations and it’s time for the free world to fight back.

  • Tackling disinformation on social media platforms

    Ariel Bogle     |      November 19, 2020

    The speed with which falsehoods can outpace truth and spread around the world has been noted since the 18th century, but the Republican spin campaign to dispute the 2020 Presidential election result has again highlighted the role of social media platforms in spreading – or limiting – ‘fake news’.

  • Beware disinformation around COVID vaccines

    Elise Thomas     |      August 24, 2020

    Policymakers, media outlets, social media platforms and vaccine manufacturers should be aware that politically motivated disinformation is only likely to increase as the race for a Covid-19 vaccine intensifies.

  • Engage the public in the fight against foreign interference

    Katherine Mansted     |      December 10, 2019

    Australian citizens are frontline actors in today’s national security challenges: as targets of malign interference and coercion, victims of collateral damage, and agents of national resilience.