Webinar

Viral Disinformation and How Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Spreads Across Virtual and Real-World Networks

WHEN: April 23, 2021

TIME: 10:00am to 11:30am

WHERE: Online - ZOOM

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Researchers from NCRI and Rutgers have developed a qualitative and quantitative overview that details the categories of anti-vaccine disinformation, identifies major online groups amplifying anti-vaccine disinformation, and best practices for countering antivaccination attitudes.  Using industry leading OSINT techniques in combination with NCRI tools to perform a quantitative trend analysis on the prevalence and penetration of these narratives and a quantitative network exposition on the groups and actors that amplify the narratives in question, the researchers and their partners have organized the first NC Labs/Rutgers Webinar to educate and inform stakeholders and the public in an effort to combat the ongoing info-demic.

Webinar Overview:

Anti-vaccination disinformation around COVID-19 has been consistent and deliberate since the Covid-19 virus reached the United States in January, 2020. The public has witnessed anti-vaccine motifs appearing on coordinated protest signs, highway overpasses, and most concerning, across all social media platforms. Much of the anti-vaccine disinformation is intentional, and social media influencers who amplify such disinformation simultaneously profit off of subscribers, books, “detoxes,” and vitamins they inaccurately claim will prevent Covid-19. Additionally, militant conspiracy groups now amplify anti-vaccine and Covid-19 disinformation in service to extremist views, adding an unexpected ideological vector to an already chaotic information environment.

Experts warn vaccine misinformation could significantly undermine progress in vaccinating the public in sufficient numbers to reach a critical threshold for herd immunity. Distrust in vaccine efficacy or safety, as well as potential attacks against vaccine supply and infrastructure now combine to pose significant risks with threat of lone actors, conspiracy groups and state actors now interacting with one another across multiple platforms in ways that are difficult to track.  Combating the contagion of disinformation thus requires a new paradigm of critical intelligence detailing how information spreads, a set of best practices to interpret and share such intelligence and a set of tools that can help inform these practices to chart disinformation at a massive scale and in agile fashion.

Researchers from NCRI and Rutgers have developed a qualitative and quantitative overview that details the categories of anti-vaccine disinformation, identifies major online groups amplifying anti-vaccine disinformation, and best practices for countering antivaccination attitudes.  Using industry leading OSINT techniques in combination with NCRI tools to perform a quantitative trend analysis on the prevalence and penetration of these narratives and a quantitative network exposition on the groups and actors that amplify the narratives in question, the researchers and their partners have organized the first NC Labs/Rutgers Webinar to educate and inform stakeholders and the public in an effort to combat the ongoing info-demic. 


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Take advantage of this exciting New NC Labs sponsorship program!  This comprehensive multi-stakeholder roundtable webinar discussion on “Viral Disinformation and How Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Spreads Across Virtual and Real-World Networks” covers a wide-range of topics, which draws an outstanding segment of industry professionals.  

The Webinar Sponsorship Program offers two options for participation, depending on your desired level of involvement; Active and Passive.  Learn more about the details about this exciting sponsorship opportunity:  

Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

Active Sponsorship – $10,000

For sponsors seeking higher visibility, this option includes an opportunity to participate in the webinar as a knowledge expert while also ensuring their company or organization is well promoted throughout the presentation.

  • The sponsor name will be integrated into the program in order to ensure attendees become familiar with the personnel and expertise of the sponsor. A pre-approved representative from the sponsoring company will serve as the knowledge expert for the presentations and or discussion panels.
  • Sponsor logo displayed throughout the webinar
  • The sponsor name/logo will be recognized on the official report(s) produced for the webinar by NCRI/Rutgers University Miller Center for Community Protection & Resilience
  • The sponsor name/logo will be recognized on NC Labs/Rutgers University Miller Center for Community Protection & Resilience promotional broadcasts
  • The sponsor name/logo will be recognized on the event/webinar landing page of the NC Labs website
  • The sponsor name/logo will be recognized on the event/webinar landing page of Rutgers University Miller Center for Community Protection & Resilience website
  • Link to sponsoring company page from NCRI Website’s event landing page and archive landing page
  • Schedule a meeting to talk with our leadership about your services, best practices, industry standards, or your own research efforts and interests
  • Post-event Thank You email with sponsor information and links

Passive Sponsorship – $3,000

This sponsorship option will be available to organizations who see the value in the work, want to be supportive of the effort, while preferring general exposure without having knowledge expertise in the specified subject area.

  • The sponsor’s name and logo are recognized on the NC labs event landing page of the NCRI website
  • The sponsor’s name and logo are recognized on the Rutgers University Miller Center for Community Protection & Resilience event landing page of the Rutgers website.
  • Sponsor logos will be shown and company name will be mentioned at the beginning and end of the presentation
  • Link to Sponsoring Company Page from NCRI Website’s event landing page and archive landing page
  • Schedule a meeting to talk with our leadership about your services, best practices, industry standards, or your own research efforts and interests
  • Post-event Thank You email with sponsor information and links

Research Sponsorship  – $1,800

Provide support for Network Contagion Labs research and tool development. 

  • The sponsor’s name and logo are recognized on the NC labs event landing page of the NCRI website
  • Schedule a meeting to talk with our leadership about your services, best practices, industry standards, or your own research efforts and interests