A CERN for the Information Environment

Alicia Wanless will present during this EU DisinfoLab webinar her study, co-written with Jacob N. Shapiro: "A CERN Model for Studying the Information Environment"

A CERN for the Information Environment

Join Alicia Wanless, Director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Alexandre Alaphilippe, Executive Director at EU DisinfoLab, on 9 February, from 2 – 3PM, for a discussion about her & Jacob N. Shapiro’s, professor at Princeton University, analysis about how they’d want to create the equivalent of CERN for tracking what happens across social media platforms.

“For nearly seventy years, CERN has been a centre of gravity for physics and a model for how to support large-scale research collaboration across numerous different countries. Given the challenges facing democracy today related to the information environment, a similar level of effort is required for research on the information environment.”

Register to get the opportunity to ask questions, and discover how different stakeholders could develop a joint approach based on this model.

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