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Defending Democracy: Civil and Military Responses to Weaponized Information

Saturday, April 7, 2018
8:00 am - 5:30 pm


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Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Twitter hashtag: #DefendingDemocracyForum

The United States must rethink defense in light of recent revelations that adversaries have been using social media and disinformation to influence our politics, sow division within our society, and affect battlefields in Europe and the Middle East.

While propaganda is hardly a new tactic of war, current technology has made it easier, faster, and more effective. What can we do about the assault of “fake news” on democracy?

Experts from the military, computer science, legal, and social science fields will examine foreign policy and military challenges, and propose deterrence measures to ensure “fake news” doesn’t strike again.

This event is co-hosted by Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Princeton Veterans Alumni Association. It is the Fourth Annual Veteran’s Summit, previously hosted by Yale University and the U.S. Military Academy.