How Do You Know
What's True?

That's the premise behind "Disinformation" - with award-winning Evergreen host Paul Brandus. Get ready for amazing stories - war, espionage, corruption, elections, and assorted trickery showing how false information is turning our world inside out - and what we can do about it. A co-production of Evergreen and Emergent Risk International.

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Lest There Be Any October Surprises - Fighting Disinformation Before the Ballot Box

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Paul Brandus discusses the prevalence of false campaign narratives and disinformation in elections around the world....
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Democracy Dies In The Dark Web: Combating Disinformation in The Internet's Darkest Corners

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False narratives can run wild in those online spaces so remote, they're referred to as the "dark web"....
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One Man's Correlation Is Another Man's Causation: Fighting Disinformation Surrounding Migration

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Paul Brandus discusses the recent election in the Netherlands and the rise of the islamophobic and anti-immigration Geert Wilders and his Freedom ...
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Filtering Through The Fake: Raising the Bar for Information Consumption

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Paul Brandus discusses the need for safety standards in the information we consume....
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The Inside Battle Against Disinformation: The U.S. Intelligence Community

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Inside the world of government agencies and their mission to curb disinformation at home and abroad....
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Fighting Disinformation On The Front Lines in Israel

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Disinformation in Israel...
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Combating Disinformation, Part One: Living In A Post-Fact World

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In a "post-fact world", as Meredith Wilson puts it, how do we fight disinformation?...
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The Eye of The Hurricane - Disinformation During A Climate Crisis

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This episode explores the impact of disinformation during crises, such as hurricanes and wildfires, and the erosion of trust in authorities that c...
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In For A Penny, In For A Pounding - Enron, Madoff, and Financial Disinformation in the Modern Age

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Disinformation in the financial sector...
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Modi Operandi: Disinformation and the Indian Government

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Uncovering the extent and impact of Disinformation under India's Leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
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The National Dilemma: The Battle of Truth and Disinformation

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Weighing Free Speech vs Disinformation...
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Navigating the Age of Disinformation

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In this episode of "Disinformation," host Paul Brandus and analyst Meredith Wilson explore the overwhelming amount of information that bombards us...
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Website Spoofing, URL Hijacking and Other Russian Tricks

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The rebellion in Russia has caused Moscow to complain about disinformation, but the Russians continue to practice this insidious craft themselves ...
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The Future of Media Literacy: How to Combat Disinformation in the Age of AI

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Fake news sites, fake TV networks—with news delivered by AI-powered avatars. Thanks to generative artificial intelligence, the capacity to produce...
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Retrospective - S1E12

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A recap of "News Deserts" from Season 1...
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Retrospective - S1E3

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A look back at some material from our first season – highlighting the growing dangers of disinformation, but also some ideas on how, perhaps, it c...
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The Pandemic - Lessons Learned

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The COVID-19 pandemic has faded, but health experts warm that future pandemics could occur. In terms of disinformation, what lessons have we learn...
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Hearts and Minds in Africa - Russia's International Disinformation Campaign

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Russia may be losing the public opinion battle in North America and Europe, but it has plenty of support elsewhere....
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Fake Bombs & Fake Traffic Reports

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Disinformation — like reports of a White House bomb blast — can move billions of dollars on Wall Street. Or it can snarl your morning commute....
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Fighting Back: How to Battle Disinformation

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How to stamp out—or at least dilute—the power and danger posed by disinformation?...
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News Deserts - How The Loss of Local Reporting Fuels Disinformation

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The disappearance of local newspapers around the United States over the past 20 years has created so-called “news deserts” - information vacuums t...
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Putin's War: Ukraine, 1 Year Later

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His invasion of Ukraine one year ago floundered from the very beginning. But what about Putin’s disinformation efforts? In some parts of the world...
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Artificial Intelligence

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The rise of generative technologies like OpenAI’s ChatGPT offer a tantalizing - and perhaps ominous - look at information that can be easily curat...
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The Pandemic

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How dangerous anti-science beliefs and behaviors spread, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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A Whole of Society Approach - January 6th, One Year Later

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On the second anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, we look at the government’s need to recalibrate its approach to domestic terrorism....
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A House Divided - Political Division & Disinformation's Role

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Disinformation: What It Is, and What To Do About It...
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Lights and Wires In A Box - Media's Responsibility To Control Disinformation

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Disinformation: What It Is, and What To Do About It...
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Leon Panetta: Disinformation in the Modern World

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Disinformation: What It Is, and What To Do About It...
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The Modern Election

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Disinformation: What It Is, and What To Do About It...
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Anyone Can Do It

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Disinformation: What It Is, and What To Do About It...
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The Cold War

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Disinformation: What It Is, and What To Do About It...
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Disinformation & World War II

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Coming Soon: Disinformation

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How do you know what's real on social media or TV? That's the premise behind "Disinformation" - with award-winning Evergreen host Paul Brandus. Ge...
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