An interview with the University of Southampton’s Wendy Hall and Kieron O’Hara
Early warning was vital to meet an unprecedented global pandemic as COVID-19 emerged in China and began its lethal spread. But there are many signs that traditional warning mechanisms did not function as expected in this situation.
It might be too late to mitigate the governance issues that will certainly come from TikTok’s dizzying growth, but for whatever comes next, regulators can do better.
To more effectively counter disinformation, national security and intelligence institutions must invest greater efforts to preserve and enhance societal resilience.