Bryce Webster-Jacobsen, Director of Intelligence Operations at GroupSense, was quoted in Axios' article, "New Wave of Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theories". Bryce spoke to Sara Fischer, Media Reporter at Axios, about conspiracy theories surrounding the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capital.
It's been a year since the attack on the U.S. Capital and conspiracy theories still run rampant. It matters because the lasting echo chamber of misinformation shows the long-term impact the event will have on future elections.
"Pretty much all alternative social media sites and conversation platforms have people congregating to discuss Jan. 6 conspiracies, the anniversary and the Big Lie," said Bryce Webster-Jacobsen, director of intelligence operations at threat intelligence firm GroupSense.
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Bryce was a featured in Axios' article "Activist Movements Drive Misinformation Mayhem". Bryce spoke to Sara Fischer about anti-vaccination conspiracy theories and how they are becoming dangerous spreaders of misinformation.
"People have become more emotionally and politically charged about vaccine issues," said Bryce Webster-Jacobsen, director of intelligence operations at GroupSense, a threat intelligence firm. "We can trace it back to the increased polarization since the 2016 election," he said.
These types of campaigns, he notes, can be more dangerous than bot-driven campaigns that are often backed by state or government actors with ample resources, because they link real-world people who can encourage each other to take more drastic actions.
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About Bryce Webster-Jacobsen
Bryce is the Director of Intelligence Operations at GroupSense, a leading provider in Digital Risk solutions. Bryce leads the day-to-day intelligence activities of GroupSense's Analyst and Research teams producing finished, tailored intelligence for our diverse clients.
Prior to GroupSense, Bryce worked in strategic international education initiatives while pursuing OSINT training and investigations, primarily focused on studying extremist movements, as a passion project.