New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads

Heaven forbid a political candidate’s Facebook account gets hacked. They might spread disinformation…like they’re already allowed to do in Facebook ads… Today Facebook made a slew of announcements designed to stop 2020 election interference. “The bottom line…

Free Tools Boost 2020 Election Security, But Not Enough

Officials around the United States have spent the last three years scrambling to harden election and voting infrastructure against the disinformation campaigns, phishing attacks, and system probing that plagued 2016. With exactly one year to go until the 2020…

Impeachment politics face test in Kentucky election

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New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads

New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads

Heaven forbid a political candidate’s Facebook account gets hacked. They might spread disinformation…like they’re already allowed to do in Facebook ads… Today Facebook made a slew of announcements designed to stop 2020 election interference. “The bottom line…

Free Tools Boost 2020 Election Security, But Not Enough

Free Tools Boost 2020 Election Security, But Not Enough

Officials around the United States have spent the last three years scrambling to harden election and voting infrastructure against the disinformation campaigns, phishing attacks, and system probing that plagued 2016. With exactly one year to go until the 2020…

US election 2020: Elizabeth Warren sets out health funding plan

US election 2020: Elizabeth Warren sets out health funding plan

Image copyrightGetty Images US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has offered details on funding for her healthcare plan, which is expected to cost the federal government $20.5tn (£15.8tn) over 10 years. She said the “Medicare for All” plan would not rai…

1, 2, 3, 4, Trump Can’t Rule Us Anymore

1, 2, 3, 4, Trump Can’t Rule Us Anymore

Organizers and experts offer both optimistic and pessimistic explanations for Americans relative quiescence. Lets start with pessimism: Some people are burned out. In her book American Resistance: From the Womens March to the Blue Wave, Dana Fisher, a profess…

What Keeps NSA Cybersecurity Boss Anne Neuberger Up at Night

What Keeps NSA Cybersecurity Boss Anne Neuberger Up at Night

At the WIRED25 conference in San Francisco today, Anne Neuberger, head of the National Security Agency’s new Cybersecurity Directorate, detailed the threats that she confronts in her role. Neuberger particularly emphasized the importance of proactively defend…

Facebook’s 2020 election ‘protections’ still allow for lying politicians

Facebook’s 2020 election ‘protections’ still allow for lying politicians

As part of the election efforts, Facebook is launching Facebook Protect, additional security measures for accounts that may face threats during an election, including candidates, elected officials and staff. Participants will have to use two-factor authentica…

‘Misinformation’ and ‘Disinformation’ Are Not the Same Thing

‘Misinformation’ and ‘Disinformation’ Are Not the Same Thing

If the past three years have seemed more like 300, the coming year is really about to test us all. The countdown to the 2020 election is about to begin and weve got to prepare ourselves for the onslaught of misinformation and disinformationand its important t…