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.
Frank O’Donnell is a Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow at the Belfer Center. His research explores the intersection of strategic cultures, bureaucratic influences, and nuclear force development in South Asia. He was previously Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Strategic Studies at Plymouth University. He received his Ph.D. in Defense Studies from King's College London, where he held a UK Economic and Social Research Council Scholarship. He holds Master's and undergraduate degrees from the University of Aberdeen and University of St. Andrews. As a Stanton Fellow, he investigates escalation dynamics within the Sino-Indian strategic rivalry.Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017, 5:45pm