“When the Russians put implants into an electric grid, it means they’re making a credible showing that they have the ability to hurt you if things escalate,” said Bobby Chesney, a law professor at the
Should social media companies be legally responsible for misinformation and hate speech? 2020 Democrats weigh in.
To find out how 2020 Democratic candidates would use their presidential powers to address different aspects of technology, we sent seven key questions to every campaign. This post includes six candidates’
LONDON (AP) — Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes,
When Christopher Wylie leaves his London flat these days, he carries a panic button. The 30-year-old data consultant, best known as the whistleblower exposing Cambridge Analytica’s role in election interference
Deepfakes, or media that takes a person in an existing image, audio recording, or video and replaces them with someone else’s likeness using AI algorithms, are multiplying quickly. Amsterdam-based cybersecurity
We all consider ourselves experts on separating fact from fiction. Sharing disinformation on social media is something that happens to other people. Let’s be honest, when we’re cruising through our feeds,
Opponents of Elizabeth Warren spread a doctored photo on Twitter. Her campaign couldn’t stop its spread.
Twitter users seized on a side-by-side comparison of the doctored version and the original, assailing the Warren campaign for the apparent misrepresentation. What they did not realize was that the account
New York (CNN Business) — As the United States gears up for another presidential election, aware of the role online disinformation played in 2016, the business of publishing false or extremist content
In Vietnam, citizens were enlisted to post pro-government messages on their personal Facebook pages. The Guatemalan government used hacked and stolen social media accounts to silence dissenting opinions.
Meet BotSlayer, an open software that lets anyone identify and stop fake accounts, automated propaganda, and downright lies. In the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections, more than 10,000 automated Twitter
On Sunday evening, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl sat down with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to voice a now-familiar critique: YouTube allows too many dangerous and disturbing videos to remain on
Authorities could also cut the Internet access of those that violate the regulation. Supporters said the measure is meant to protect Nigerians from lies that sow unrest at a time when countries across
Instagram is giving politicians the same free rein to spread misinformation as its parent company Facebook. Instagram is expanding its limited fact-checking test in the U.S. from May and will now work