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On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election."
Brian Maiorana was arrested on Nov. 10 for making threatening interstate communications.
The past four years have seen extraordinary growth in the study of foreign influence and social media manipulation. Over the next four years, the field will need to move toward sustainability and equitability.
In a highly polarized country, it is hard to change voter preferences—and this is even more likely to be the case when the tools for doing so represent a tiny, tiny fraction of the information to which would-be voters are exposed.
The continued focus on Russia, at the expense of domestic threats, is significant and dangerous.
The evidence that there are Russian information operations aimed at the United States is overwhelming. But there is no publicly available evidence that establishes that these operations have made any difference worth caring about.
Introducing a series from the Stanford Internet Observatory on assessing the threat of foreign influence operations targeting the United States.
Information operations are sometimes sensationalized and overhyped by politicians and others to distract and confuse the public for their own political ends—but the threat persists and must be taken seriously.
On Sept. 23, the Justice Department released proposed legislation to revise Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields internet platforms from liability for third-party content shared on their services.