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.
Lord Peter Ricketts is a Fisher Family Fellow (in residence in April 2018) and a life peer in the House of Lords in the United Kingdom. Lord Peter has spent 40 years as a member of the Diplomatic Service. His final post was Ambassador in Paris (2012-2016). Before that he was the UK’s first National Security Adviser (2010-2012), and in that role was the coordinator of the 2010 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review. He was Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Head of the Diplomatic Service (2006-2010). In addition, he worked in senior roles on politico-military issues and crisis management, including spells as the FCO Political Director (2001-2003) and Permanent Representative to NATO (2003-2006).Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018, 11:35am