The Truth Is Under Attack: The Rise of Disinformation in the Digital Age

How can we break the Islamic State’s brand? How far does Putin’s media machine reach? How will China grapple with Twitter? In an era where nearly any data point is at our fingertips, it’s increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction. The result is an overcrowded information space primed for a hostile takeover. The digital battlefield involves thousands of voices, each cluttering up reality just enough that it can be nearly impossible to effectively communicate, gain trust, and persuade. Join The Atlantic's Jim Fallows and Richard Stengel, the undersecretary of state for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and former managing editor of Time magazine, for a conversation on combatting propaganda online.

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