Defending Weapons Inspections from the Effects of Disinformation

  title={Defending Weapons Inspections from the Effects of Disinformation},
  author={Mallory Stewart},
  journal={AJIL Unbound},
  pages={106 - 110}
The intentional spread of disinformation is not a new challenge for the scientific world. We have seen it perpetuate the idea of a flat earth, convince communities that vaccines are more dangerous than helpful, and even suggest a connection between the “5G” communication infrastructure and COVID-19. Nor is disinformation a new phenomenon in the weapons inspection arena. Weapons inspectors themselves are often forced to sift through alternative narratives of events and inconsistent reporting…