counter narratives

A new paper by CPD Faculty Fellow Vivian Walker on Russian disinformation campaigns in Georgia.

To fight terrorist propaganda on the Internet, social media companies, such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have all instituted take down policies and teamed up with Microsoft to create a database of unique ‘fingerprints’ to automatically detect terrorist propaganda in the form of images and videos. [...] Despite these efforts, however, ISIS still continues to successfully disseminate its propaganda on the internet.

Ivory Coast’s All-Female Band Breaks Social Barriers

Nine female musicians in the Ivory Coast are challenging perceptions about women in the music business. 

Cohen suggested that despite the terrorist group’s comprehensive social media presence, it’s realistic for the destroy it digitally. Specifically, he argued that the objective should be to marginalize the terrorists and push them to the periphery of the Internet.