Webinar: Confronting the Threat from Pandemic Disinformation: What Law Enforcement Needs to Know

Posted: Apr. 3, 2020

When: April 7th, 2020
1:00pm – 3:00pm ET

In today’s information milieu, the way our citizens view facts, define certainty, and classify information previously shared through print, the town square, or landline no longer applies nor adheres to traditional rules. These fundamental changes have made it easier for domestic and foreign threat actors to exploit, replace and amplify vital information for the sole purpose to sow discord, push foreign nations’ policy agendas, cause panic and ultimately undermine confidence and public trust in the core institutions of our democracy. As the Coronavirus Pandemic intensifies it will create a new, broader and potentially perilous disinformation environment stirring in its wake distrust, deception, and calls for violence. Extremist groups, including white supremacists, are now pointing to ‘theories’ and works of fiction to motivate individuals to take violent action. As disinformation grows law enforcement will be called upon to react to disinformation in more informed and effective ways.

Join The Center on Policing on April 7th for an informational webinar that focuses on case studies of recent disinformation campaigns, tools and best practices to effectively identify disinformation and examples for how to provide a counter narrative to mitigate impact on your jurisdictions. We will also discuss how to increase your investment in “open-source” intelligence gathering, suggesting combing and analyzing what’s available to anyone—such as the internet. Additionally, the forum will provide advice for having either you as chief law enforcement officer or your spokespersons navigate through and/or expose falsities and methodologies for countering the narrative. That which includes uncovering and exposing publicly disinformation being spread by adversaries and sources touting them—this is and remains a public-facing role that is extraordinary but vital in the modern era of influence campaigns.

Download the event Agenda and Webinar connection details here.