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.
Dr Tim Oliver is a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, and an Associate of LSE IDEAS, the LSE’s foreign policy think tank. He is the author of ‘Understanding Brexit: A concise introduction’ (Polity Press, 2018) and ‘Europe’s Brexit: EU Responses to Britain’s Vote to Leave’ (Agenda, 2018). He was previously a Dahrendorf Fellow at LSE IDEAS, has taught at the LSE, UCL, and for several years as a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and been a researcher and visiting fellow at NYU, RAND, the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. He has also worked in the House of Lords and the European Parliament.