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.
David Allen is a doctoral candidate in History at Columbia University and an Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, having previously been a History and Policy Fellow at the Ash Center. His research explores the relationship between the public and U.S. foreign policy, between the end of World War I and the Vietnam War.
David took a double first in History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as well as an M.Phil. in Historical Studies. His publications include work on the Peace Corps and church-state politics, Henry Kissinger and the domestic politics of détente, and computational methods and the study of history in an age of big data. Beyond history, he is a freelance classical music critic at the New York Times.Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017, 6:29pm