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.
Kate Cronin-Furman writes about human rights and mass atrocities. She holds a Ph.D. in political science (2015) and a J.D. (2006) from Columbia University and has practiced as an attorney in New York, Cambodia, and The Hague. Before joining the Belfer Center, she was a Law & International Security Fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has appeared in the International Journal of Transitional Justice, The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, The Atlantic, The National Interest, Vox, and The New York Times. During 2016–2017, she will be completing her book manuscript, Just Enough: The Politics of Accountability for Mass Atrocities.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm