How to Report on Hacks and Disinformation
44 min

On this episode of Lawfare's Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Alina Polyakova and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Janine Zacharia, the Carlos Kelly McClatchy Lecturer in Stanford’s Department of Communication, and Andrew Grotto, director of the Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance and the William J. Perry International Security Fellow at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center.

In 2016, a key part of the Russian influence campaign involved the hacking and leaking of emails belonging to the Democratic Party and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Journalists at mainstream news outlets rushed to write up the emails without giving adequate context to how they had been obtained.

So how can the press avoid a similar disaster in 2020? Zacharia and Grotto teamed up in recent months to write a playbook for reporters facing the dilemma of writing about hacked material or disinformation without participating in a disinformation campaign. (They’ve also written an article on the subject for Lawfare.) They spoke with Alina and Quinta about their recommendations for reporters, what the American press might be able to learn from colleagues abroad and how to assess the mainstream media’s response to the New York Post’s bizarre reporting on Hunter Biden.

Left, Right & Center
Left, Right & Center
KCRW
Politics of culture
2020 has been a difficult year. Keli Goff hosts this special episode of Left, Right & Center about how art gets us through tough times, and how it can move us politically too. You’ll hear from four creators and thinkers on the persuasive power of the arts and what pieces they’ve turned to for inspiration and comfort. You might walk away with a new favorite song or play. Stan Zimmerman wrote one of 2020’s favorite TV series: “The Golden Girls.” In April, Hulu viewers watched nearly 11 million hours of the show. Zimmerman talks about why the show was ahead of its time, and why so many shows are seeing a resurgence during a stressful year. Musician Nile Rodgers might be the reason some of your favorite songs exist. Rodgers is one of the most successful songwriters and musicians ever. He co-founded Chic, and he has producing and songwriting credits with David Bowie, Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Madonna, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, and more. He and Goff jam out to “We Are Family” (which he co-wrote) and talk about how certain songs have moved the world. Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau talks with Goff about the power of live performance (something we’re missing right now), why theater is still closed off to many people of color, the role of critics and the canon, “Hamilton,” and more. And to wrap it up, Goff talks with Rashad Robinson, president of the civil rights organization Color of Change. Rashad talks about the impacts of celebrity on social movements, the power of icons, and why Hollywood and the arts matter to those who dream of and work toward a more equitable future.
50 min
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politicon
62: Bill Kristol & Evan Osnos
The Biden era is finally beginning, and his cabinet and prospective agenda are already exciting people across the political spectrum.  Al and James are fired up, and talk to political maven Bill Kristol (https://twitter.com/BillKristol) about the prospects for the Republican party, and why he’s a fan of Biden and the Democrats after Trump.  Then, journalist and author of Joe Biden: The Life, The Run, and What Matters Now, Evan Osnos (https://www.evanosnos.com/) , comes on to tell us about the real Biden and what we can expect from his administration internationally.  Verdict is, it’s looking good! Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Evan Osnos Twitter (https://twitter.com/eosnos) Author of Joe Biden: The Life, The Run, And What Matters Now (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Joe-Biden/Evan-Osnos/9781982174026) Bill Kristol Twitter (https://twitter.com/BillKristol) Conversations With Bill Kristol  (https://conversationswithbillkristol.org/) Defending Democracy Together (https://www.defendingdemocracytogether.org/) Republican Voters Against Trump (https://rvat.org/) The Foundation for Constitutional Government (https://constitutionalgovt.org/) The Bulwark (https://thebulwark.com/) Email your questions to James and Al at POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: Four Sigmatic  Fuel your productivity and creativity with some delicious mushroom coffee. You’ll save up to 40% and get free shipping with Four Sigmatic when you go to: http://www.foursigmatic.com/warroom. United Harvest  If you value quality, flavor, and convenience when ordering your meat, check out www.unitedharvest.com (http://www.unitedharvest.com/) and be sure to use that promo code warroom to save 20% off your order of 50 dollars or more. Paint Your Life  Celebrate the moments that matter most with Paint Your Life (https://www.paintyourlife.com) .  Text politics to 64-000 for 20% off and free shipping on your order.
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