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.
Brian Filler is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and recently served as the Air Staff's Chief of Nuclear Security in the Pentagon. Previously, he commanded the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana and the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. He has had numerous operational assignments, advised the Iraqi Army, and was a staff officer for U.S. European Command. His research interests include nuclear security and counter-proliferation.Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017, 6:06pm