On February 14, NATO Stratcom COE will present a series of studies, with a focus on new and existing social media vulnerabilities, repeatedly exploited by hostile actors.
Since its establishment in Riga (Latvia), the Centre has become a knowledge hub and meeting place for specialists studying the role strategic communication plays in the information age. The center has studied how disinformation has impacted allies’ national security. Ongoing hostile influence campaigns in Europe and United States have increasingly targeted the digital environment. The Kremlin’s interference in presidential elections in the United States and France as well as the recent referendum in Macedonia demonstrate how large-scale foreign influence campaigns exploit the online environment. China and Iran are also actively building capabilities in this area. The event will present what can be done to address these and upcoming challenges.
Event location: 50 Constitution Ave NE Washington, DC 20510, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room No SD-106
Coorganized by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence and the Embassy of Latvia to the United States of America
Honorary Co-host: Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus
Note: Event will not be live streamed.