The necessary response to disinformation

“Information warfare threat to the United States is different from past threats, and it has the potential to destroy reason and reality as a basis for societal discourse, replacing them with rage and fantasy. Perpetual civil war, political extremism, waged in the information sphere and egged on by our adversaries is every bit as much of an existential threat to American civilization and democracy as any military threat imaginable.” – Dr. Herb Lin of the Hoover Institution in Congressional testimony yesterday.

We as individuals, business people and community leaders have the responsibility to establish a clear and effective responses to disinformation. I am pleased to have participated in early policy making for the institutions I serve and encourage others to do the same.