Tom Kent Takes Part in Chatham House-Jamestown Webinar on "Russian Disinformation's Golden Moment"

Friday, May 8, 2020
Tom Kent (Adjunct Associate Professor, International Affairs) participated in a webinar on May 7, 2020, a joint project of Chatham House and the Jamestown Foundation, titled “Russian Disinformation’s Golden Moment: Challenges and Responses in the Covid Era.” Other speakers included Keir Giles of Chatham House and Anneli Ahonen, head of the EU’s Stratcom East task force.
 
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The COVID-19 pandemic provides the ideal environment for malign influence to thrive as it feeds on fear and a vacuum of authoritative information. What are the current challenges posed by Russian disinformation, and how should Western nations be responding? In this discussion, jointly hosted by the Jamestown Foundation and the Chatham House Russia and Eurasia Programme, the speakers will consider what best practice looks like in safeguarding Western societies against the pernicious effects of disinformation.