In today’s environment, the way citizens view facts, define certainty, and classify information no longer adheres to traditional rules. Fundamental changes have made it easier for domestic and foreign threats to exploit and amplify vital information to sow discord, push foreign nations’ policy agendas, cause panic, and ultimately undermine confidence and public trust in the core institutions of our democracy. As COVID-19 and civil discourse intensifies, a new, broader, and perilous disinformation environment generates distrust, deception, and violence.
During this session, we’ll hear from experts on how to not only increase “open-source” intelligence gathering but how to counter these destructive efforts. Additionally, the forum will provide advice for navigating through and exposing falsities and methodologies for countering the narrative. This includes uncovering and exposing publicly disinformation being spread by adversaries and sources touting them—this is and remains a public-facing role that is extraordinary but vital in the modern era of influence campaigns.
Other Webinars in this Series:
- Dec 9: Unintended Consequences of Disinformation Campaigns on Law Enforcement
- Jan 21: From Flash to Bang: How Disinformation Fueled the Attack on the US Capitol
- Jan 28: Countering Disinformation Campaigns for Law Enforcement Command Staff, Practitioners and PIOs (this webinar)
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.