The spread of false information, whether purposeful or unintentional, poses one of the biggest threats to democracy today. As a part of our minicast on politics, author and analyst Nina Jankowicz draws from her experience working in Russia, Ukraine, and Washington DC to answer questions on combating Russian interference, regulating tech and media companies, fighting foreign and domestic terrorism, and confronting disinformation in the digital age. This episode is for anyone wondering how we can protect our democratic process while still maintaining our basic rights and freedoms.
Nina Jankowicz is a writer and analyst with a focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute. Her writing has appeared in various publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, and Foreign Policy. She has lived and worked in Russia and Ukraine, and speaks fluent Russian and proficient Polish and Ukrainian.