Canada, NATO, and the Global Threat of Disinformation: An Interview with Brigadier-General Jay Janzen

Ryan Atkinson, Research Analyst at the NATO Association of Canada, recently sat down with Brigadier-General Jay Janzen to discuss the global threat of disinformation. The evermore pertinent problem of disinformation necessitates global action to prevent the further manipulation of information to polarize political discourse as has been witnessed in recent years. The Canadian Federal Election this October 2019 requires civil society and the public and private sectors to be prepared to face and prevent the influence of disinformation on the democratic electoral process.

Disinformation and the Upcoming Federal Election: An Interview

With the upcoming 2019 federal election quickly approaching, Tiffany Kwok speaks with Director at NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence Mr. Jānis Sārts, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto Dr. Joseph McQuade, and Research Director at the Samara Centre for Democracy Dr. Michael Morden on all issues regarding disinformation.

Attempts to undermine Canadian election through disinformation are symptoms of a global problem

The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) recently released a report predicting election interference in Canada on a greater scale than our nation has ever seen. Dr. Joseph McQuade, Program Editor for the Centre for Disinformation Studies, and Benjamin Patterson, Program Editor for Cyber Security and Information Warfare, explain the domestic and global context for this recent warning.