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.
Chad Ellsworth is a National Defense Fellow at the Belfer Center's International Security Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Lieutenant Colonel and career logistician in the United States Air Force. Lt. Col. Ellsworth's experience includes serving in various positions at the Wing, Major Command, Secretary of the Air Force, Joint Staff, and Office of the Secretary of Defense levels. He holds a graduate degree in organizational management from George Washington University.Last Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 4:49pm