How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News and the Future of Conflict

Nina Jankowicz, a disinformation expert and founder of Sophias Strategies in Arlington, has signed on to work the US media for the London-based Centre for Information Resilience.

She is the author of “How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News and the Future of Conflict,” which was published in 2020.

CIR is a non-profit social enterprise focused on countering disinformation, documenting human rights abuses and combating online harms against women and minorities.

It conducts research that identifies malign influence operations on social media and traditional platforms, works with international and local media to expose disinformation, and assists governments and civil social groups to design and implement countermeasures.

CIR receives funding from the UK government including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Jankowicz, who inked a one-year contract with CIR in September, has worked with reporters from Washington Post, NRP, Connecticut Public Radio and Radio Free Asia.

She provided input on Russian disinformation in the Ukraine war and ahead of the US midterm elections, commenting on the G20’s condemnation of Russia. And discussed tools to scrub personal information from the Internet for online safety.

She also engaged on social media (Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) as a CIP representative.