Cindy Otis
Russia is turning to its old disinformation playbook in Ukraine. Is the world able to stop it?

USA Today, 7 March 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine demonstrates how much modern warfare is waged online – and how much democracies have learned in recent years about how to fight back.

I’m a former CIA analyst trained to spot fake news. Here’s how you can do it, too.

USA Today, 29 July 2020

As an intelligence analyst, I worked in a world where countries often used covert action against each other to influence events, outcomes and policies.

How to Fact-Check Social Media Posts and Avoid Fake News Online

We Need Diverse Books, 16 July 2020

It is more important than ever to make sure we are sharing accurate information online. Here are seven things you can do when you’re on social media.

How to Read the Iran News Like A CIA Analyst

Barron's, 7 January 2020

First and foremost, take your time. Social media often rewards the quick hot take rather than the careful, nuanced analysis.

My CIA tips for coping with disturbing news

USA Today, 9 July 2018

Here are some ways to manage the stress of negative content so you can keep fighting another day.

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