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Combatting Disinformation During COVID-19

Tuesday, April 28

COVID-19 has created a surge in content creation and saturation of the media. With consumers constantly being bombarded with headlines and updates, it can be difficult to spot what is authentic and true and what is fabricated. Special guests Colonel Michael J. Jackson and Lieutenant Colonel Brian Fickel will discuss how they are combatting disinformation during COVID-19 and talk about experiences working through Russian disinformation.



  • Lt. Col. Brian Fickel

    Public Affairs Officer in the United States Army

    Lt. Col. Brian Fickel is a public affairs officer in the United States Army and is currently a student at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA where he is studying national security strategy with a focus on information warfare.

  • Col. Michael J. Jackson

    Military Fellow for the U.S. Army at the Council on Foreign Relations

    Colonel Michael J. Jackson, of the U.S. Army, has served as chief for information operations and special activities at the brigade, division, theater special operations command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operational, and global combatant command levels.