The Narrative Of Disinformation: ASU Launches Center To Fight Fake News

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 1:10pm
Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 1:32pm

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The concept of disinformation is hardly a new one. Humans have likely tried to persuade each other through than honest approaches since the dawn of the species. But we’ve seen the power of that disinformation grow in the age of social media, and many would argue we have never seen a period quite like the one we just saw during the Trump administration.

So how can and should we prepare ourselves for it and react properly?

ASU’s Global Security Initiative recently introduced its Center on Narrative, Disinformation, and Strategic Influence in response.

The Show spoke with the center's leader, Scott Ruston, about whether this period of disinformation is unique in human history or whether there are comparable moments in terms of impact.

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