King’s EVIDENCE Network
The EVIDENCE (Ensuring Validation & Investigation of Deceptive Narratives on CBRN Events) Network is at the front of countering CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) disinformation through academic outputs and impactful engagement.
The network challenges false narratives, provides credible information sources, and promotes critical thinking skills.
The EVIDENCE Network’s primary objectives are the development of academic outputs and to counter CBRN disinformation. We seek to strengthen collaboration with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners across all levels. The network aims to connect theory and practice by emphasising interdisciplinary expertise and establishing collaborative relationships.
The consequences of CBRN disinformation form the core focus of the EVIDENCE Network. Disinformation can cause public panic and fear, weaken trust in authorities, disrupt emergency responses, and contribute to social and political instability. It can also lead to significant economic and public health consequences.
King's has focused significant research on CBRN disinformation in recent years. This is evident in the media engagement around critical events such as the Skripal poisonings, the Covid-19 pandemic, and attacks on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Research covers nuclear misinformation, how disinformation affects arms control, and differentiating scientific information from intelligence.