CENSA Report: The Link Between Mis-, Dis-, and Malinformation and Domestic Extremism

In this June 2022 CENSA Report, CENSA Fellow, Scott Vlachos, examines the radicalization process and use of mis-, dis-, and malinformation in extremist groups. Through the lens of a comparative study of both foreign and domestic extremist groups Mr. Vlachos identifies critical policy gaps and proposes policy recommendations to combat the effectiveness of their information campaigns and their recruitment and radicalization processes.

About the Author:

Scott Vlachos is a Fellow at the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs specializing in disinformation, extremism, cybersecurity theory, U.S. foreign policy, and politics of the Middle East. He has published works analyzing U.S. cyber infrastructure vulnerabilities, the efficacy of drone warfare and the disposition matrix used for target selection, and the rising threat of domestic and foreign-origin information warfare. Mr. Vlachos holds an M.A. in International Relations from New York University and a B.A. in Political Science from Rider University. 

The Report and Executive Summary: