Countering Disinformation in the Post-Fact Era

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Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 20172:00PM - 3:30PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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Colonel Jay Janzen, Director of Military Strategic Communications for the Canadian Armed Forces, will highlight the hybrid disinformation tactics used by the Kremlin and ISIS in an effort to divide alliances, spread fear, and recruit extremists. His view is that the greatest threat to NATO allies is not a biological virus or a nuclear missile, but rather the large-scale ‘weaponization’ of information. Using real-world examples, he will demonstrate potential adversaries are targeting Canada’s government and Canadian military operations. Colonel Janzen will describe best-practices for countering disinformation and fake news, and will provide recommendations for military forces, the media, and citizens to protect themselves from trolls, bots, and echo-chambers.


Colonel J. Janzen, CD
Director, Military Strategic Communications, Canadian Armed Forces

Carmen Cheung
Professor, Global Practice Executive Director, Global Justice Lab Director, Research Partnerships Associate Director, Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice, Munk School of Global Affairs

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