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.
Alexandra T. Evans is a predoctoral Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy at the Belfer Center's International Security Program and a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Virginia. Her research explores U.S. perceptions of threat and change in the international system, with a particular focus on Cold War strategy and the Middle East. Alexandra earned her M.A. from the University of Virginia and her B.A. from Vassar College. At the Belfer Center, Alexandra will continue her dissertation on the 1982–1984 U.S. intervention in Lebanon, which explores how the Reagan administration's diplomatic and military engagements in the country influenced its effort to build a regional strategy for the Middle East.Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017, 6:58pm