Dean Jackson

Assistant Program Officer, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy

Russia, Ukraine
English

Assistant Program Officer, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy

Russia, Ukraine
English

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By Dean Jackson

Parallel Platforms, Parallel Principles: The Emergence of Social Media from Authoritarian Settings


On August 19, 2019, Twitter and Facebook announced for the first time that they had detected and removed a network of accounts, groups,… Read more

By Dean Jackson

Not the Droids You’re Looking For: Bots and the Weaponization of Star Wars


It is a period of authoritarian resurgence. Russian agents, striking from a hidden base (or perhaps an unremarkable office… Read more

By Dean Jackson

Issue Brief: The ‘Demand Side’ of the Disinformation Crisis


IN THIS BRIEF: The cognitive factors which make audiences vulnerable to disinformation Technological factors driving the consumption… Read more

By Dean Jackson

Issue Brief: How Disinformation Impacts Politics and Publics


EXPANDING THE ANALYTICAL FRAME Disinformation—the use of half-truth and non-rational argument to manipulate public opinion in pursuit… Read more

By Dean Jackson

The Lie is Not the Story: Practicing Journalism in the Information Age


In April 2015, Russian media reported that a ten-year-old girl was killed by Ukrainian artillery shelling in… Read more

By Dean Jackson

Forum Q&A: Dipayan Ghosh on the Commercial Drivers of Precision Propaganda


The spread of state-generated disinformation through social media has called technology platforms’ impact on public discourse into… Read more

By Dean Jackson

The Disinformation Crisis and the Erosion of Truth


In a famous 1927 defense of free speech, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote “If there… Read more

By Dean Jackson

Forum Q&A: Jonathon Morgan on Tracking Digital Disinformation


As the challenge of authoritarian disinformation on the internet has become more salient, a community of researchers… Read more

By Dean Jackson

Issue Brief: Distinguishing Disinformation from Propaganda, Misinformation, and “Fake News”


WHAT IS DISINFORMATION? IS IT DIFFERENT FROM PROPAGANDA? Disinformation is a relatively new word. Most observers trace it… Read more

By Dean Jackson

Forum Q&A: Philip Howard on Computational Propaganda’s Challenge to Democracy


Philip N. Howard (@pnhoward) is the principal investigator of the Computational Propaganda Project at the Oxford Internet Institute at the… Read more

Biography

Dean Jackson is an assistant program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, where he focuses primarily on challenges to democracy, civil society, and independent media originating from disinformation and manipulation of the contemporary information space. In his capacity as a member of the Forum’s Research and Conferences program, Dean works to introduce fresh insights and expertise to the Endowment’s response to these challenges. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

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