The Belfer Center’s impact is clearly seen through the service of its alumni who hold influential positions in government, academia, non-governmental organizations, and private establishments around the world.
The rise of fake news highlights the erosion of long-standing institutional bulwarks against misinformation in the internet age. Concern over the problem is global. However, much remains unknown regarding the vulnerabilities of individuals, institutions, and society to manipulations by malicious actors. A new system of safeguards is needed.