Digital Disruption

A neck-and-neck election for the future of the internet
A neck-and-neck election for the future of the internet
The campaign to elect the next Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union has entered the final stretch, with UN member states assembling in Bucharest, Romania…
Web3 is coming – with national security implications, too
Web3 is coming – with national security implications, too
One of the messiest and thorniest national security challenges is how to keep Australians safe from manipulative online content – now, and into the future. The matter cuts across…
Disinfopreneurs and infodemics
Disinfopreneurs and infodemics
The use of social media in influence campaigns, including grey-zone activities and hybrid warfare, is becoming more complicated, more diverse, more profitable and more dangerous. …
Digital Authoritarianism, China and COVID
Analyses
Digital Authoritarianism, China and COVID
The coronavirus has showcased China's cyber-powered social control capabilities, with implications for human rights worldwide.
Colourless green content: AI, disinformation and geopolitical risk
Colourless green content: AI, disinformation and geopolitical risk
“Orwell's goal was not good writing, Orwell's goal was to prevent people from lying.” In an essay in 1945, George Orwell discussed the relationship between military innovation…
Interesting times for TikTok
Interesting times for TikTok
From Delhi to Washington to Canberra, the future of the digital economy may be heavily influenced by how one question is answered: What to do about TikTok? The popular short…
Disinformation and democracy: Podcast out now
Disinformation and democracy: Podcast out now
In May 2016, before Brexit and Trump, the right-wing populist Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines amidst a co-ordinated disinformation and trolling…
Paradigm shift: Understanding propaganda in the digital age
Paradigm shift: Understanding propaganda in the digital age
Influence operations in the digital age are not merely propaganda with new tools. They represent an evolved form of manipulation which present actors with endless…
Reports
The fourth industrial revolution and international migration
This working paper examines the implications of digitalisation for skilled migration in high-income countries such as Australia and outlines key areas for policymakers in relation…