Bio

Nina Jankowicz studies the intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe. Her book, HOW TO LOSE THE INFORMATION WAR, will be published by Bloomsbury's IBTauris in Spring 2020. Ms. Jankowicz has advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed News, The Wilson Quarterly, and others. She is a frequent commentator on disinformation and Russian and Eastern European affairs, and has been interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour and PBS's Judy Woodruff. Prior to her Fulbright grant in Ukraine, Ms. Jankowicz managed democracy assistance programs to Russia and Belarus at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She received her MA in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and her BA from Bryn Mawr College.

Project Summary

This project will advance a unique, three-pronged program of research, outreach, and capacity building around social media regulation and counter-disinformation efforts. The program will specifically target global legislators. The project will begin by undertaking a research paper comparing legislative approaches to social media regulation in the counter disinformation realm. It will explore the specific legislative mechanisms at work in other large social media markets and their effects, laying out a menu of best practices for legislators in the United States and beyond to consider. The project will then convene legislators and key staff to exchange experiences related to countering disinformation in their home countries, and complete a tabletop exercise on a disinformation crisis. The third component of the project, a manual for campaigns and political offices, will draw on the conclusions and observations made at the summit as well as best practices in the field of strategic communication.

Major Publications