CENTRE FOR INFORMATION RESILIENCE
The Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to countering disinformation, exposing human rights abuses, and combating online behaviour harmful to women and minorities.
We achieve these goals through research, digital investigations, strategic communications, building the capacity of local partners, and collaborating with media to amplify the impact of our work.
We are proud, certified members of Social Enterprise UK, the UK's membership body for social enterprises.
DEFENDING DEMOCRACY FROM DISINFORMATION
CIR conducts research and analysis that identifies malign influence operations on social media and traditional platforms, the techniques and narratives they use, and evidence enabling attribution to state or non-state actors. CIR assists governments and civil society to design and implement countermeasures and collaborates with international and local media to expose disinformation and strengthen public resilience.
PROVIDING DIGITAL WITNESS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
Working in partnership with affected populations, CIR employs cutting-edge research techniques and technology to capture, assess and verify open source data that provide witness to human rights abuses committed by authoritarian states and malign actors. We turn that data into live reporting and trend analysis; in-depth investigations and legally compliant data packages that are shared with donors, multilateral organisations, civil society & the media.
COMBATING ONLINE BEHAVIOUR HARMFUL TO WOMEN AND MINORITIES
CIR detects online activity that seeks to harass, intimidate, defame or otherwise harm individuals or groups based on their gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or other inherent characteristics. Our analyses produce evidence of inauthentic coordination, hate speech, disinformation or other harmful behaviour that will enable countermeasures by the victims, civil society, social media platforms and governments. We also investigate how gender and minority rights issues are used by disinformation and other hostile actors to serve broader political goals.
The Centre of Information Resilience is assisted in our work by our Advisory Board, offering invaluable expertise in identifying and countering influence operations.
Journalist & Academic
Elisabeth Braw is a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she focuses on defence against hybrid and grey zone threats. She is also a columnist with Foreign Policy and a member of the National Preparedness Commission (UK). Before joining AEI, Elisabeth was a Senior Research Fellow at the RUSI, where she founded the Modern Deterrence Project. She is also a Senior Associate Fellow at the European Leadership Network and previously worked at Control Risks. Elisabeth started her career as a journalist working for Swedish newspapers. She regularly contributes to Politico, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Times (of London), and is the author of God’s Spies (Eerdmans, 2019).
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