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08 May. 2018 | Comments (0)

The Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) has published its latest SNCR 2020 article, "Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions to Silicon Valley's Disinformation Problem." Authored by SNCR Advisory Board member, Thomas Stoeckle, this piece takes a closer look at the layers of issues that have thrust young tech giants into the spotlight recently. Download a complimentary PDF here.

Silicon Valley is facing a disinformation problem that is poisoning the infosphere, creating filter bubbles and echo chambers, feeding polarization and entrenchment, and resulting in the misuse of data to shape political debates through military-grade psychological operations, manipulation, and propaganda. All the above are symptoms of disinformation and we need to get to the root causes if we want to cure them. This SNCR 2020 article sheds light on the root causes of the disinformation problem that is poisoning the infosphere.

About SNCR 2020: Exploring New Communications Tools and Technologies

SNCR 2020 Series: Exploring New Communications Tools and Technologies is an online publication from the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR), which addresses emerging topics in new and emerging communications tools and technologies, including digital, social media, and mobile, and their effect on business, media, health, law, culture, and society.

 

  • About the Author:Thomas Stoeckle

    Thomas Stoeckle

    Thomas Stoeckle is an independent consultant and researcher. Previously he led strategic business development at LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions (BIS). Prior to joining LexisNexis, he …

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