The world has been on edge for the past few months.
After the Paris attacks last November, and the subsequent election of President Donald Trump, and a flurry of terrorist attacks in Europe, the global spotlight has been cast on fake news.
In recent months, the issue has become more acute, and with it more scrutiny of what is, in fact, real news.
But a new report by the Atlantic Council and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies suggests that the problem is far from over.
The Atlantic Council report, “Fakes, Stolen Goods: The Threat of Fake News in the Age of Cyberwar,” suggests that fake news is a serious threat to the U.S. economy, a threat that may extend beyond cyberwarfare.
The report, which was prepared for the Atlantic Commission on Fake News, a U.K.-based think tank, is based on a comprehensive study of fake and fake-news news that began with the 2015 publication of a study by the British government, which concluded that fake and fraudulent news had the potential to disrupt the global economy and create economic and social instability.
According to the Atlantic report, there are two main types of fake or fraudulent news: hoaxes and cyberattacks.
Hoxxing, the practice of spreading disinformation online, is one type of hoax, while cyberattacks, which are more complex and often involve hackers or other actors, are another.
The paper suggests that hoaxes can be spread through the proliferation of fake stories on social media, such as stories that are “taken seriously by social media users or that are shared on social networks by others who do not share the same views.”
Cyberattacks, however, can occur through the use of malicious software and other means, the Atlantic said.
Haxing and cyberattack hoaxes are also increasingly used to discredit political opponents, while hoaxes aimed at undermining government policies can be used to influence political outcomes, such in the U