During the pandemic, both Russia and China used authoritarian power over the media to manipulate the news. What can be done to better detect such propaganda campaigns—and guard against them in the future?
As social media platforms work to prevent malicious or harmful uses of their services, an improved model of machine-learning technology can detect and understand conspiracy theory language. Insights from this modeling effort can help counter the effects of online conspiracies.
The immediate risks posed by al Qaeda's online campaign do not justify attempting to impose controls that could be costly to enforce and produce unintended consequences. However, the situation warrants continued monitoring for signals of new dangers.
This paper determines what demands and requirements there may be for a pan-European electronic Identity Management (eIDM) framework in 2015 and which services are likely to be developed on this infrastructure.
This professional memoir, focusing on the first decades following World War II and the onset of digital computing, describes RAND's contributions to the evolution of both the technology and the profession of computer science. From the beginning, RAND researchers were focused on using computers to address real-world problems.
Virtual collaboration has become increasingly common in the corporate world. To improve group dynamics, businesses need a strategy for choosing the most effective medium, from videoconference to dataconference to hybrid systems.
Paper on Web survey methodology, which reach different conclusions about the potential of Web surveys. Particular attention is directed to relative response rates. A high response rate is commonly taken as an indicator of survey validity.
The authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using e-mail and the Web to conduct research surveys, and also offer practical suggestions for designing and implementing Internet surveys most effectively.
Are recent laws in conflict with the technological trend toward wireless transfer of physician and patient-specific health information, and will they present overwhelming barriers to the widespread use of e-prescribing?
The authors analyze the concept of a minimum essential information infrastructure (MEII) in light of the characteristics of the national information infrastructure and the nature of various types of information warfare attacks.
At the request of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), RAND conducted and analyzed a strategic decisionmaking exercise to examine money laundering concerns raised by the deployment of cyberpayment systems.
Analyzes the role of the emerging global information infrastructure in helping higher-education institutions to improve learning and teaching, improve the creation of learning materials, create communities, compete with new providers, and address policy/planning issues.
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Education B.A. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Education M.I.A. in China, University of California, San Diego; B.A. in political science, California State University, Northridge