International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)
International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)





Advancing Defense Against Information Disorder Through

Information Sharing, Applied Research and Education

What

We Defend Against Information Disorder- The coordinated, integrated, and synchronized application of disinformation, misinformation, or malinformation


Disinformation is false information that is deliberately created or disseminated with the express purpose to cause harm


Misinformation is information that is false, but not intended to cause harm


Malinformation is genuine information that is shared to cause harm; includes private or revealing information that is spread to harm a person or reputation

Why
Information Disorder Poses a Growing Threat to Democracy – Foreign and domestic actors increasingly exploit the online information environment across a variety of dimensions to foster attitudes, influence behavior, undermine trust, and achieve malign outcomes


Critical Infrastructure: Elections, Public Health & Safety, Emergency Response


Civil Unrest: Law Enforcement, Racial Division, Domestic Extremism


Environment: Climate Science, International Cooperation


Industrial Economy: Trade Policy, Supply Chain, Technology & Society

How
 The Complex Challenge of Defending Against Information Disorder Defense Requires a Whole-of-Society Approach


Information Sharing: We promote multidirectional information sharing with public and private partners to inform trust & safety operations across platforms and to facilitate timely response by affected stakeholders


Applied Research: We leverage academic research and technology from private industry to operationalize emerging capabilities, define standards, and establish analysis best practices


Education: We collaborate with partners from academia and civil society organizations to increase societal resilience to malign influence